FBI

abbr. (in the US) Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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noun
a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑law enforcement agency
Part Holonyms: ↑Department of Justice, ↑Justice Department, ↑Justice, ↑DoJ

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\\|efˌbēˈī\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Federal Bureau of Investigation, a bureau of the United States Department of Justice that investigates violations of certain federal statutes
: a governmental investigating agency

toying with the idea of dissolving the discredited German FBISpringfield (Massachusetts) Daily News

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U.S. Govt.
Federal Bureau of Investigation: the federal agency charged with investigations for the Attorney General and with safeguarding national security.

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FBI (US)
abbrev
Federal Bureau of Investigation

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FBI (no periods) or F.B.I.,
1. Federal Bureau of Investigation (a bureau of the U.S. Department of Justice, established to investigate violations of federal laws and safeguard national security).
2. Federation of British Industries.

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abbr. Federal Bureau of Investigation

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abbr
Federal Bureau of Investigation

The crime is being investigated by the FBI.

— often used before another noun

an FBI agent

an FBI laboratory

◇ The Federal Bureau of Investigation is a part of the U.S. federal government that is responsible for investigating crimes.

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FBI [FBI] [ˌef biː ˈaɪ] [ˌef biː ˈaɪ] abbreviation
Federal Bureau of Investigation (the police department in the US that is controlled by the national government and that is responsible for dealing with crimes that affect more than one state)
 
Culture:
The FBI is also responsible for the safety of the country from international enemies. It publishes a ‘10 Most Wanted List’ of the most dangerous criminals. The FBI, which is part of the US Department of Justice, was created in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation, and took its present name in 1935. See also Hoover.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Fbi — (homonymie) Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • FBI — abbrFederal Bureau of Investigation see also the important agencies section Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. FBI …   Law dictionary

  • FBI — 〈[ ɛfbi:aı] Abk. für engl.〉 Federal Bureau of Investigation (die bundesstaatl. geheime Polizei der USA) * * * FBI [ɛfbi: |a̮i ], der od. das; [Abk. für engl. Federal Bureau of Investigation = bundesstaatliche Ermittlungsabteilung]:… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • FBI — [ˌef bi: ˈaı] n the FBI the Federal Bureau of Investigation the police department in the US that is controlled by the central government, and that deals with crimes that break national laws rather than state laws →↑CIA …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • FBI — sigla ES ingl. Federal Bureau of Investigation, ufficio federale investigativo, nome del corpo di polizia federale degli Stati Uniti …   Dizionario italiano

  • FBI — 〈Abk. für engl.〉 Federal Bureau of Investigation, bundesstaatliche geheime Polizei der USA …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • FBI — U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, formed 1935 from the former United States Bureau of Investigation (1908) …   Etymology dictionary

  • FBI — (Federal Bureau of Investigation) U.S. federal agency responsible for safeguarding national security …   English contemporary dictionary

  • FBI — (izg. efbiȃj) DEFINICIJA savezna kriminalistička policija SAD, bavi se poglavito suzbijanjem špijunaže, osnovana 1908. ETIMOLOGIJA engl. Federal Bureau of Investigation …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • FBI — [ɛfbi: |ai̮], der oder das; = Federal Bureau of Investigation (Bundeskriminalpolizei der USA) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • FBI — ► ABBREVIATION ▪ (in the US) Federal Bureau of Investigation …   English terms dictionary

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