secret service


Definition of secret service

1 : a governmental service of a secret nature
2 capitalized both Ss : a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chiefly in charge of stopping crimes against the nation's financial system and protecting the president and other national officials and visiting world leaders

Examples of secret service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Ukrainian secret service, most of the deceased are from remote areas in Siberia, the south or the far east. Markus Ziener, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2022 The inner circle is always a group of presidential guards or secret service in civil clothes. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 14 July 2021 The German magazine Der Spiegel reported, without detailing its sources, that German security authorities believed the 35-year-old diplomat was an agent of Russia’s domestic secret service the FSB. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2021 Russia’s secret service has seized millions of dollars worth of luxurious Audemars Piguet timepieces in Moscow following the Swiss government’s implementation of economic sanctions against the country. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2022 Travis Garcia, 19, of Pleasanton, Texas, majored in criminal justice and wanted to be a professional golfer or work for the secret service, according to his USW Athletics profile. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2022 In December, a case began in London's High Court with Sayn-Wittgenstein accusing her former lover of having used Spain's secret service to spy on her and her children. Peter Mikelbank And Phil Boucher,, 4 Mar. 2022 Putin's inner circle includes several people with military and secret service backgrounds who might be less inclined to spread their wealth internationally and instead choose to stay close to Putin in Russia. NBC News, 26 Feb. 2022 At the start, Elizabeth discovers that her younger former husband, charming as ever and still active in the secret service, is hiding in a safe house because of a covert operation gone slightly wrong. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of secret service

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jun 2022

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“Secret service.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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