from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A detective employed by a retail store, hotel, or other establishment to prevent theft or misconduct by patrons.
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- noun A person employed by a
privatelyowned establishment, such as a hotelor large retail store, with the job of preventing wrongdoingand apprehending violatorsof laws or other regulations.
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- noun a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
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