Definition of Private detective

1. Noun. Someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information.




Definition of Private detective

1. Noun. Any agent hired by a private party for the purpose of investigation or evidence gathering. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Private Detective

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privatdocents
privatdozent
privatdozents
private-enterprise(a)
private-eye
private-sector
private-wire house
private-wire houses
private branch exchange
private candidate
private candidates
private corporation
private cost
private detective (current term)
private detectives
private enterprise number
private enterprise numbers
private eye
private eyes
private foundation
private instructor
private investigator
private investigators
private joke
private jokes

Literary usage of Private detective

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1917)
"A nonresident private detective who mode no effort to comply with municipal ordinances which subject the business of a private detective or detective agency ..."

2. Hints on Advocacy: Conduct of Cases Civil and Criminal. Classes of Witnesses by Richard Harris (1884)
"The private detective belongs properly to the class of Professional witnesses. And here, as the converse of the last, it should he remembered that the value ..."

3. Hints on Advocacy: Conduct of Cases Civil and Criminal : Classes of by Richard Harris (1882)
"The private detective belongs properly to the class of Professional witnesses. And here, as the converse of the last, it should be remembered that the value ..."

4. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1868)
"... and record the name, age, description, nationality, and residence of said ''c?.- , . private detective ; and it shall be unlawful for such detectives, ..."

5. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry; Famous Characters by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"... a sort of non-professional private detective employed by Montague Tigg as manager of the fraudulent Anglo-Bengalee Company. Nana, heroine and title of a ..."

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