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private investigator

noun

Simple Definition of private investigator

  • : someone who works as a detective and who is not a member of a police force

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of private investigator

  1. :  a person not a member of a police force who is licensed to do detective work (as investigation of suspected wrongdoing or searching for missing persons)

Examples of private investigator in a sentence

  1. She hired a private investigator to follow her husband.

  2. <the retired policeman decided to become a private investigator>



1940

First Known Use of private investigator

1940


Law Dictionary

private investigator

noun

Legal Definition of private investigator

  1. :  a person not a member of a police force who is licensed to do detective work (as investigation of suspected wrongdoing or searching for missing persons)




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