(also private investigator)
A freelance detective who carries out covert investigations on behalf of private clients.
More example sentences
- Behind the scenes, private investigators are doing covert surveillance for government agencies and the insurance industry, or tracing people to serve court orders.
- We as a municipality then continued our investigation by appointing a private investigator.
- It remains unclear how much information the government has about his actions and whether the lawyers and clients who retained the private investigator knew of any wiretapping.