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private investigatornoun [C]

/ˈprɑɪ·vɪt inˈves·tɪˌɡeɪ·tər/ also private detective, us   /ˈprɑɪ·vɪt dɪˈtek·tɪv/ , infml private eye, /ˈprɑɪ·vɪt ˈɑɪ/
a person whose job it is to discover information about people, but who is not a member of a police force
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