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or whis·tle-blow·er or whistle blower  (wĭs′əl-blō′ər, hwĭs′-)
One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority: "The Pentagon's most famous whistleblower is ... hoping to get another chance to search for government waste" (Washington Post).

whis′tle-blow′ing n.




a. the practice of informing on someone or putting a stop to something
b. (as modifier): a whistle-blowing policy.
2. (as modifier): a whistle-blowing policy.


n (fig)Verrat m
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