detective

  1. a police officer who investigates crimes
  2. an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public

Detective

A detective is an investigator, either a member of a law enforcement agency or a private person. The latter may be known as private investigators or `private eyes`. Informally, and primarily in fiction, a detective is any licensed or unlicensed person who solves crimes, including historical crimes, or looks into records. == Overview == === Requi.....
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Detective

• (a.) Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer. • (n.) One who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy.
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detective

(from the article `detective story`) ...seemingly perfect crime; (2) the wrongly accused suspect at whom circumstantial evidence points; (3) the bungling of dim-witted police; (4) the ...
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detective

investigator 2 tec noun a police officer who investigates crimes
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Detective

De·tect'ive adjective Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer.
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detective

[n] - an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public 2. [n] - a police officer who investigates crimes
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