Definition of Federal Bureau of Investigation in English:

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

(abbreviation FBI)
An agency of the US federal government that deals principally with internal security and counter-intelligence and that also conducts investigations in federal law enforcement. It was established in 1908 as a branch of the Department of Justice, but was substantially reorganized under the controversial directorship (1924–72) of J. Edgar Hoover.

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Syllabification: Fed·er·al Bu·reau of In·ves·ti·ga·tion

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