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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 ​discoverinformation about ​people, but who is not a ​member of a ​policeforce
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