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what s the person who is being investigated called?
say a private investigator is investigating somebody. What is the person being investigated called? hes not a defendant, because its not for a crime. Hes not the client because hes not the one paying. is there a word that described this man like "the investigatee" or something like that?...I know that's not a word but what is the word?
- Bill ALv 67 years agoFavourite answer
Police investigations only involve criminal conduct and the person under investigation would be a suspect or person of interest. A private investigator can conduct investigations for any reason and often are not criminal in nature. A person being investigated by a private investigator is the SUBJECT of an investigation.
- ?Lv 47 years ago
The best I can come up with is 'suspect'. How strange that English has such a shortage of suitable words that we must resort to phrases like: 'the person under investigation'. Interesting question.Source(s): Chambers Dictionary and Thesaurus give little help.
- 7 years ago
- SandyLv 77 years ago
Person of interest
- 7 years ago
-person of interest