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[mass noun] A process of exhaustive inquiry into the background and character of a candidate for a civil service post that involves access to secret material.
- ‘The idea is to create an easily-recognisable ‘positive vetting’ scheme through which the protection of children and vulnerable people from potential abusers is bolstered.’
- ‘No less significant were the impact of the Cambridge spies and the subsequent introduction of positive vetting, controversial for practical and political personal-privacy reasons.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.