DETECTIVE

Definition of DETECTIVE in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DETECTIVE

One whose business it is to watch, and furnish information concerning, alleged wrongdoers by investigating their haunts and habits. One whose business it is to detect criminals or discover matters of secret and pernicious import for the protection of the public. Smith v. S. H. Kress & Co., 210 Ala. 436, 98 So. 378, 380.

Private Detective

One engaged by individuals for private protection. Smith v. S. H. Kress & Co., 210 Ala. 436, 98 So. 378, 380.

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