Definition of "PATRIOT ACT"
  1. A comprehensive federal law enacted post 9/11 attacks for antiterrorism and crime control, making it a crime to carry out harmful acts intended to intimidate the government or civilians, to hack into government computers, to financially support terrorists or to possess substances for potential use in biological or chemical weapons
How to use "PATRIOT ACT" in a sentence
  1. The PATRIOT ACT expanded the powers of law enforcement agencies to monitor suspected activities.
  2. Since the PATRIOT ACT, financial institutions have to abide by tighter security measures.
  3. The controversial PATRIOT ACT has faced criticism over potential infringement of civil liberties.

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