Origin of investigation
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Examples from the Web for investigation
Was there an investigation of people at DOJ before they arrived at that conclusion?Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Battle Royale With the Feds
January 9, 2015
The FBI has also been searching its records for any information that could assist the French investigation, a spokesperson added.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre
Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef
January 8, 2015
She claims the FBI tried to enlist her as a cooperating source in their investigation.
The role of private investigators has stirred controversy in the investigation.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years
January 2, 2015
The FCC investigation recently closed its comment period on the Marriott case.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security
December 31, 2014
I had but to demand an investigation into the man's affairs.
The investigation had been brought about by a note one of the Stewards had received.
The Trainer pursued his investigation among the stable lads.
The commotion of pursuit and investigation was sweeping past her tent.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
And you really think that the investigation should be made in that direction?The Secret Agent
- the act or process of investigating; a careful search or examination in order to discover facts, etc
Word Origin and History for investigation
early 15c., from Old French investigacion (14c.), from Latin investigationem (nominative investigatio) "a searching into, a searching for," noun of action from past participle stem of investigare "to trace out, search after," from in- "in, into" (see in- (2)) + vestigare "to track, trace," from vestigium "footprint, track" (see vestige).