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Meaning of SECRET SERVICE

Pronunciation:  'seekrit 'survis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a government agency that conducts intelligence operations
 
 See Also: agency, authority, bureau, federal agency, government agency, office, United States Secret Service

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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