private detective

(redirected from private investigator)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

private detective

an individual privately employed to investigate a crime, keep watch on a suspected person, or make other inquiries
References in periodicals archive ?
It involved corporate clients suspected of using the services of rogue private investigators.
WillSpy is renowned for successfully recovering more kidnapped children than any other private investigators in Central America.
In October, Wallace asked the private investigator if he knew of anyone who would murder her and dispose of her body.
The two had planned to lure the victim either to Pennsylvania or the Ukraine, where, with the aid of the private investigator, he would be abducted and, ultimately, murdered.
html) Spoiler TV's preview of the upcoming episode, Castle arrives at a crime scene, unannounced, and tells Beckett and co that he can now legally investigate the case, as he has a private investigator license.
Following a long meeting with Mr Moore, I formed a view that the conclusion raised by the private investigator with respect to Mr Moore was incorrect.
He wrote: "In 2013 expenditure on private investigators amounted to [euro]3,971.
Beginning in September 2013, the defendant is accused of telling the private investigator he wanted the unnamed woman killed.
It is a concern that private investigators who conduct these operations are unregulated, and many are known to deploy dubious tactics.
London, Nov 8 (ANI): The defunct British tabloid News of the World hired a private investigator who spied on two prominent lawyers representing victims of phone hacking, it has emerged.
LONDON, July 22, 2011 (Frontier Star): The High Court here in London ordered the Police to provide information, to Hugh Grant and Jemima Khan, which indicates that their telephone messages might have been intercepted by a private investigator working for the press.
Nick Davies, a journalist writing for The Guardian who has doggedly exposed the dubious news-gathering practices in the British press, mentions that Zardaris credit-card statement was obtained by a private investigator for The Sunday Times.

Full browser ?