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Patriot Act

noun

Definitions of Patriot Act

  • (US LAW) a set of anti-terrorism measures approved by the US Senate in October 2001, giving the government greater powers to detain suspected terrorists, eavesdrop (=listen secretly) on communications and counter money-laundering

    "The collection of this information is legal. It falls under the 2001 Patriot Act."

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