Secret service

Secret service
Secret service Se"cret serv"ice The detective service of a government. In the United States, in time of peace the bureau of secret service is under the treasury department, and in time of war it aids the war department in securing information concerning the movements of the enemy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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