dossier dossier  /ˌdɔ ˈsjeɪ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a collection of papers containing detailed information about a particular person or subject (usually a person's record)

Usage(s):

  1. The dossier is one of tyranny's most useful tools.
  2. Now that Hutton has pronounced the WMD dossier an honest mistake, pressure is growing, as it is in Washington, to investigate why it occurred.
  3. McKee's thick, 37-page Army dossier contains so many blacked-out words that it's hard to glean the danger he faced.

News

  1. Outside View: The oppositon on the eve of Iranain elecitons

    Baltimore (UPI) Jun 13, 2013 This week's tightly controlled presidential election in Iran marks an opportunity for U.S. officials to make an evidence-based assessment of the Tehran regime and its most worrisome opposition. Data presented in the 2011 book "Terror Tagging of an Iranian Dissident Organization" provided impetus for U.S. policymakers to revise their dossier on the primary Iranian ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Space War

  2. Pope Is Quoted Referring to a Vatican ‘Gay Lobby’

    Francis is said to have discussed a dossier he had received from his predecessor, Benedict XVI: “The ‘gay lobby’ is mentioned, and it is true, it is there.”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Pope Is Quoted as Acknowledging a Vatican ‘Gay Lobby’

    Francis is said to have discussed a dossier he had received from his predecessor, Benedict XVI: “The ‘gay lobby’ is mentioned, and it is true, it is there.”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "It is our duty, my duty, to examine the dossier carefully, understand it and be truthful to myself, to my country and the neighborhood," Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told Reuters.
    on Jan 4, 2009 By: Mehmood Source: Reuters

  2. "I defend every single word of the dossier, and I defend every single part of the process," added Campbell, who also denied that Blair had given George W. Bush his prior assent for the war.
    on Jan 12, 2010 By: Alastair Campbell Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "The document produced by John Williams ...... was not commissioned as part of the formal drafting process and was not used as the basis for the dossier the government subsequently published," Foreign Secretary David Miliband said.
    on Feb 18, 2008 By: David Miliband Source: Reuters

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