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English definition of “positive vetting”

positive vetting

noun [U] uk   UK us  
the detailed examination of a person's past, political beliefs, etc. in order to discover if they are suitable for a government job that might involve dealing with secret informationGovernment administration and organisationTesting, checking and experimenting
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