Inspector and Private detective


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Inspector noun – An investigator who observes carefully.
Private detective and inspector are semantically related in detective topic. In some cases you can use "Private detective" instead a noun "Inspector".
Nearby Words: inspect, inspection, inspected, inspecting, inspectorate
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Private detective

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Private detective noun – A person not on the police force who investigates criminal or illicit activity or searches for missing persons.
Inspector and private detective are semantically related in detective topic. You can use "Inspector" instead a noun phrase "Private detective", if it concerns topics such as private investigator.
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Both terms in one sentence

  • In truth, his backup was only a single police helicopter with a single plain clothes police inspector and one injured (and not particularly competent) Private Detective.
    Source: Backup Bluff
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