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private detective Syllabification: pri·vate de·tec·tive

Definition of private detective in English:


Another term for private investigator.
Example sentences
  • But if you really believe that all of us have the right to control information about ourselves, shouldn't private detective work be per se illegal in the great majority of cases?
  • He plays private detective to find out how the corporate crooks get away with it and what we can do to stop them.
  • The series, which follows the adventures of a single mother turned private investigator, also helped Wilson Wesley first strike gold in publishing.
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