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private investigator

private detective.
Abbreviation: PI, p.i., P.I.
Origin of private investigator
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He also claimed that he was a registered private investigator, seeking to probe the illegal trade of uranium.
  • Now that the bat-wielding, wiretapping private investigator is behind bars, they're downright terrified.
  • She hired a private investigator to find out who her husband really was.
  • Consider hiring a private investigator to perform a background check before you make any commitment.
  • Besides individual investigators, the law also requires licensing for private investigator agencies, some employees and trainers.
  • State regulators enforcing private investigator licensing requirement.

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