Definition of FBI abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌef biː ˈaɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌef biː ˈaɪ//
The police
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Federal Bureau of Investigation (the police department in the US that is controlled by the national government and that is responsible for dealing with crimes that affect more than one state) See related entries: The police Culture The FBI is also responsible for the safety of the country from international enemies. It publishes a '10 Most Wanted List' of the most dangerous criminals. The FBI, which is part of the US Department of Justice, was created in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation, and took its present name in 1935. see also J Edgar Hoover
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: FBI