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FBI

U.S. Government
1.
Federal Bureau of Investigation: the federal agency charged with investigations for the Attorney General and with safeguarding national security.
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  • Or would have been more accurate actually than your statement to the FBI agent if, in fact, you did say that?

    Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • When the time was right, when he had the story locked, he'd go to the FBI with it.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
  • Did he tell you why he did not want the FBI to know where he lived?

    Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • He couldn't let the police get the wrong impression of FBI agents.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • People hear the FBI's mixed up in this, and they figure the cops are all second-stringers or something.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for FBI

FBI

abbreviation (in the US)
1.
Federal Bureau of Investigation; an agency of the Justice Department responsible for investigating violations of Federal laws
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Word Origin and History for FBI

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, formed 1935 from the former United States Bureau of Investigation (1908).

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Related Abbreviations for FBI

FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation
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