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private investigator

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a person not on the police force who investigates criminal or illicit activity or searches for missing persons
  • the retired policeman decided to become a private investigator

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The first known use of private investigator was in 1940

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“Private investigator.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/private%20investigator. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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