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"secret service" in British English

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secret servicenoun [S]

uk   us  
a ​governmentorganization that is ​responsible for things such as the ​safety of ​importantpoliticians and for ​preventingsecretinformation being ​discovered by ​possibleenemycountries: The ​pressreported that he was ​paid more than $700,000 by the British Secret Service for ​sharingclassifiedinformation. in the US, an ​organization that is ​responsible for ​protectingimportantpoliticians: The Secret Service has a ​responsibility to ​protect the President from ​harm.
(Definition of secret service from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Secret Servicenoun [U]

 /ˈsi·krɪt ˈsɜr·vɪs/
a US ​governmentorganizationresponsible for the ​safety of ​important politicians, esp. the ​president
(Definition of Secret Service from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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