patriot act

Main Entry:  Patriot Act
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a U.S. law enacted in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which gave law-enforcement officials greater ability to tap telephones and track Internet users; also called [The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001]
Example:  2001's 21st Century Lexicon
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