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security risk

noun
1.
a person considered by authorities as likely to commit acts that might threaten the security of a country.
Origin of security risk
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55
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  • They allege that the planetoid is a security risk, in that it could be used for remote-control bombing of any of their planets.

    Mr. President Stephen Arr
  • Once the job was done—if he were possessed of all information on it—he might be incarcerated or even shot as a security risk.

    Security Poul William Anderson
  • You felt he constituted no security risk to the United States?

    Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Quite apart from the party, from party membership, was it your conclusion that he was—he did not constitute a security risk?

    Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • He was a security risk of a sort, but not the type of person who would engage in violence.

    Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for security risk

security risk

noun
1.
a person deemed to be a threat to state security in that he could be open to pressure, have subversive political beliefs, etc
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Contemporary definitions for security risk
noun

a person or situation that poses a possible threat to the security of something

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