security risk


security risk
noun (C) someone who cannot be trusted by a government and who therefore is not allowed to do particular jobs

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • security risk — security risks N COUNT If you describe someone as a security risk, you mean that they may be a threat to the safety of a country or organization …   English dictionary

  • security risk — a person considered by authorities as likely to commit acts that might threaten the security of a country. [1950 55] * * * noun, pl ⋯ risks [count] 1 : someone who could damage an organization by giving information to an enemy or competitor We… …   Useful english dictionary

  • security risk — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms security risk : singular security risk plural security risks a danger to the safety of a country or organization …   English dictionary

  • security risk — /səˈkjurəti rɪsk/ (say suh kyoohruhtee risk) noun someone or something that is considered a threat to the security of the state or some other organisation: *And as for lesbians and gays being a security risk, the average member of the defence… …   Australian English dictionary

  • security risk — se curity .risk n 1.) someone in a government or organization who you cannot trust with important secrets, because they might tell them to an enemy 2.) a situation that could put people in danger ▪ After the bomb threat, it was considered too… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • security risk — secu′rity risk n. cvb a person considered by authorities as likely to commit acts that might threaten the security of a country • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • security risk — se curity ,risk noun count a danger to the safety of a country or organization …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • security risk — a person considered by authorities as likely to commit acts that might threaten the security of a country. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • security risk — danger to security …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Security Risk Certificate — A New Zealand legal process whereby a suspected security risk can be incarcerated prior to expulsion from the country.A Security Risk Certificate is based on unchallengeable “classified security information” (Immigration Act 1987 s 114B(1)) –… …   Wikipedia


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