Definition of the Secret Service from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Secret Service

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the United States Secret Service
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a division of the US Department for Homeland Security responsible for protecting the President and his family. It also guards the Vice-President, former Presidents and major political candidates for President. It was originally set up to investigate and arrest people who printed false money, and it still has the task of investigating financial crime. Its present duties began in 1901 after President William McKinley was murdered. see also Allan Pinkerton

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