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The FBI, to its credit in a self-serving sort of way, rejects the routine use of the polygraph on its own people.
Aldrich Ames

Meaning of "FBI" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES FBI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is a governmental agency belonging to the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency. Also, it is the government agency responsible for investigating crimes on Native American reservations in the United States under the Major Crimes Act. The FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime. The bureau was established in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation. Its name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935. The FBI headquarters is the J. Edgar Hoover Building, located in Washington, D.C. The bureau has fifty-six field offices located in major cities throughout the United States, and more than 400 resident agencies in lesser cities and areas across the nation. More than 50 international offices called "legal attachés" exist in U.S. embassies and consulates general worldwide.

Definition of FBI in the English dictionary

The definition of FBI in the dictionary is Federal Bureau of Investigation; an agency of the Justice Department responsible for investigating violations of Federal laws.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE FBI

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Synonyms and antonyms of FBI in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «FBI» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FBI

Find out the translation of FBI to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of FBI from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «FBI» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

美国联邦调查局
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

FBI
570 millions of speakers

English

FBI
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एफबीआई
380 millions of speakers
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280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ФБР
278 millions of speakers

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FBI
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এফবিআই
260 millions of speakers

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FBI
220 millions of speakers

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FBI
190 millions of speakers

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FBI
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

米連邦捜査局(FBI)
130 millions of speakers

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FBI
85 millions of speakers

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FBI
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எப்பிஐ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एफबीआय
75 millions of speakers

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FBI
70 millions of speakers

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FBI
65 millions of speakers

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FBI
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ФБР
40 millions of speakers

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30 millions of speakers
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15 millions of speakers
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14 millions of speakers
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10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

FBI
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about FBI

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10 QUOTES WITH «FBI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word FBI.
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Frank Abagnale
My proudest moment was probably when my oldest boy finished law school and went on to become an FBI agent. It was just beyond my imagination that - with my background - my own son would become an FBI agent.
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Aldrich Ames
The FBI, to its credit in a self-serving sort of way, rejects the routine use of the polygraph on its own people.
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John Ashcroft
An FBI agent ought to be able to surf the net and look for sites that instruct people how to make bombs.
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John Ashcroft
Agents need to be free to pursue investigations in ways that they haven't. There have been restraints that a reformed FBI needs to make sure we don't impose.
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Sherman Austin
While I was in jail, they handcuffed me and took me to a backroom, where a detective from the FBI and a Secret Service agent were, and they interrogated me for about three or four hours.
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Sherman Austin
About five, six FBI agents walked into the courthouse and arrested me. They said I was being arrested for distribution of information related to explosives over the Internet.
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Michele Bachmann
If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the Census Bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations at the request of President Roosevelt, and that's how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps.
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Tobin Bell
I'm an actor. The fact that I'm involved in Jigsaw, I don't approach Jigsaw any differently than I approached The Nordic in 'The Firm' or FBI Agent Stokes in 'Mississippi Burning.' It's the same deal. It's just that the effect is sometimes different. So I say, people ask me, 'How does it feel to be a horror icon?' I'm thrilled. It's great.
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Dennis C. Blair
Before 9/11 there were weak procedures, willingness, and mechanisms for communicating among agencies for foreign intelligence and the FBI with its focus on law enforcement. The domestic-vs.-foreign barrier has been solved by the reforms after 9/11 that established the DNI.
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Steve Buyer
I expect VA's inspector general and the FBI to work closely together so that we can identify and eliminate the flaws that allowed this leak and prosecute any criminal acts.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FBI»

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Enemies: A History of the FBI
Presents the history of the FBI's secret intelligence operations, detailing how the bureau has been used to conduct political warfare, and how it became the most powerful intelligence service in the United States.
Tim Weiner, 2013
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The Secrets of the FBI
Draws on agent interviews about famous FBI cases to reveal the Bureau's inner workings and some of its most deeply held secrets.
Ronald Kessler, 2012
3
The FBI: A Comprehensive Reference Guide
Also included is an extensive chronology of key events, a subject index, and an authoritative bibliography. Numerous photographs throughout the book illustrate the essays, along with graphs and tables.
Athan G. Theoharis, 1999
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FBI Intelligence Reform
Whether this organisational change will yield substantive results is an open question. This book analyses the FBI's overall intelligence reform effort, focusing on the implementation of intelligence reform initiatives in the field.
Alfred Cumming, Todd Masse, 2007
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Hoover's FBI: The Inside Story by Hoover's Trusted Lieutenant
The number three man in the FBI in the 1960s sets the record straight about J. Edgar Hoover on issues including the Kennedy and King assassinations and his alleged blackmailing of members of Congress
Cartha D. Deloach, 1997
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The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent's ...
Bob Hamer is a 26-year veteran of the FBI. In undercover operations Hamer posed as everything from a drug dealer to an aging pedophile.
Bob Hamer, 2008
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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Terrorism ...
The FBI is the lead federal law enforce. agency (LEA) charged with counterterrorism invest.
Jerome P. Bjelopera, Mark A. Randol (au), 2011
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The FBI-KGB War: A Special Agent's Story
" "Following World War II, FBI Special Agent Robert J. Lamphere set out to uncover the extensive American networks of the KGB. Lamphere used a large file of secret Russian messages intercepted during the war.
Robert J. Lamphere, 1995
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Eyes to My Soul: The Rise Or Decline of a Black FBI Agent
A trenchant expose of the inside workings of the FBI which reveals - with numerous examples - the extraordinarily severe problems of racism experienced by black officers.
Tyrone Powers, 1996
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John Dillinger: The FBI Files
This F.B.I. summary focuses on the events leading up to the death of John Dillinger on July 22, 1934. John Dillinger was shot by FBI Special Agents when he grabbed for his gun while leaving the Biograph Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
‎2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FBI»

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FBI Director Says Background Check System Failed, Allowing …
The FBI says its background-check system failed, mistakenly allowing the man who allegedly opened fire inside a South Carolina church last ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
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Ex-FBI Agent Who Stole Heroin to Feed Addiction Sentenced to 3 …
A former FBI agent who went from drug investigator to drug abuser was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday, authorities said. The agent ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
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FBI head: Several potential attacks thwarted ahead of July 4
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the agency believes it stopped potential acts of violence in the month before the July 4 holiday. «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Man accused of posing as FBI agent during car theft broke into …
Dealership employees said Lesko called and told them he was an FBI agent that recently relocated to Ann Arbor from Washington D.C. Lesko ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
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FBI data backs up Trump claims on illegals and crime
According to the FBI, criminal gangs – in some regions comprised significantly of illegal aliens – are wreaking havoc in the U.S., with 65 ... «WND.com, Jul 15»
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FBI raids Reading City Hall days after Allentown raid
Vaughn D. Spencer, mayor of Reading, Berks County, is seen in this 2003 file photo. FBI agents raided Reading City Hall Friday, July 10, 2015. «Allentown Morning Call, Jul 15»
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FBI reviewing dehydration death in Island Co. jail
COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) — The FBI is reviewing the investigation into the April dehydration death of an inmate at the Island County Jail. «Q13 FOX, Jul 15»
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FBI requests help identifying victims of sextortion predator
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public's assistance to identify additional victims of a convicted online predator. «Chattanooga Times Free Press, Jul 15»
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FBI director thinks bank robbery/kidnappings could continue
(WBIR-Knoxville) The head of the FBI office in Knoxville believes that the suspects behind a pair of bank robberies that started with a family ... «WBIR-TV, Jul 15»
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FBI, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office ask questions about …
The FBI and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office are asking questions about Gorden, the Northeast Ohio Media Group has learned. (Photo by ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»

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