Definitions

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  • proper noun The domestic intelligence agency of the United Kingdom, which operates in secret and whose primary function is to spy on terrorist organizations and others viewed as a threat to British national security. Formally known as the Security Service.

Etymologies

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Originally an abbreviation for Military Intelligence, division five.

Examples

  • Lol you in MI5 now? on May 2, 2010 at 5: 25 pm shijuro

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  • MI5 is a civilian intelligence service with no powers of arrest or any other police powers, but a lot of investigative powers.

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  • After shunning them for decades over worries of blackmail, MI5 is now asking gay and lesbian people to consider a career as a spy, promising the chance to fight terrorists, protect their country _ and earn a decent salary, plus benefits.

    MI5 Recruiting Gay Agents « Skid Roche

  • As part of an ongoing recruitment drive, MI5 is already wooing women, minorities and people with language skills.

    MI5 Recruiting Gay Agents « Skid Roche

  • As part of an ongoing recruitment drive, MI5 is already wooing women, minorities and people with language skills.

    MI5 Recruiting Gay Agents « Skid Roche

  • After shunning them for decades over worries of blackmail, MI5 is now asking gay and lesbian people to consider a career as a spy, promising the chance to fight terrorists, protect their country _ and earn a decent salary, plus benefits.

    MI5 Recruiting Gay Agents « Skid Roche

  • Madam Deputy Speaker, I am pointing out that treason against Labour Governments has been endemic in MI5 throughout its history, and that it has co-operated with Conservative Members of Parliament against the elected Government of the day.

    Attack Compass

  • Talking of great coincidences how strange that the head of MI5 is talking up the terrorist threat just before the Queen's Speech.

    Great Coincidences

  • The Security Service, as MI5 is officially known, also did not raise any objections when Orwell -- referred to by his real name Eric Blair -- was being vetted for a job with the Sunday Observer newspaper at Allied Forces Headquarters.

    MI5 convinced George Orwell was not communist

  • This was a very different type of role than that, but I adored him in MI5 so was also happy to see him here.

    I Am

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