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FBI

[ ef-bee-ahy ]
/ ˈɛfˈbiˈaɪ /
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noun U.S. Government.

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

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FBI

abbreviation for (in the US)

Federal Bureau of Investigation; an agency of the Justice Department responsible for investigating violations of Federal laws
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