from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person privately hired to do investigative or detective work. Also called private detective, private eye.
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- n. An agent hired by a private party for the purpose of investigation or evidence gathering.
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- n. someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
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