private investigator


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private investigator

n. Abbr. PI
A person privately hired to do investigative or detective work. Also called private detective, private eye.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.private investigator - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect informationprivate investigator - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
detective - an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
hotel detective, house detective - a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
inquiry agent - a private detective
store detective - a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage
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And she became so rigid all over that she was not able to turn her head at the clatter of the bell, which caused the private investigator Heat to spin round on his heel.
My friend suggested that I hire a private investigator (PI), and linked me up with one.
Private investigator Daniel Summers, of Pilgrim Close, Radyr, was found guilty at Maidstone Crown Court of
"People who need a private investigator in any of these regions should always go to someone with experience and proper training and credentials."
Wallace then told the private investigator he wanted his ex-wife killed and asked the investigator if he knew of anyone who would murder her.
But the DA's office said Wallace told the private investigator in September that he wanted his ex-wife killed.
'Private Investigator,' which began airing on Mediacorp Channel 5 on Jan.
There is no doubt that private investigators may perform a useful and valuable function--and may even find that needle in a haystack.
Unbeknownst to the conspirators, however, the private investigator -- himself an Orthodox Jew -- had alerted the FBI.
He added: "I've let my bosses know that in this district, no private investigator has arrived nor have we any information about the missing girl supposedly being here."
Mr Bebb took the opportunity to set the record straight in the House of Commons, stating: "I highlighted information presented to me by a private investigator who identified a Mr Nigel Roberts and a Mr Dylan Moore as being involved with the site.

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