Definition of positive vetting in English:
noun[mass noun] British
A process of exhaustive inquiry into the background and character of a candidate for a civil service post that involves access to secret material.
- The idea is to create an easily-recognisable ‘positive vetting’ scheme through which the protection of children and vulnerable people from potential abusers is bolstered.
- No less significant were the impact of the Cambridge spies and the subsequent introduction of positive vetting, controversial for practical and political personal-privacy reasons.
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