Definition of Double agent

1. Noun. A spy who works for two mutually antagonistic countries.

Generic synonyms: Spy, Undercover Agent

Definition of Double agent

1. Noun. (espionage) A spy who pretends to work for one side, when they are truthfully working for the other/ passing information to the other. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Double Agent

double A-side
double Gloucester
double S
double U
double acrostic
double act
double action
double acts
double acute accent
double acute accents
double adapter
double adapters
double adaptor
double agent (current term)
double agents
double annulus
double antibody method
double antibody precipitation
double back
double back cross
double bar
double bar line
double bar lines

Literary usage of Double agent

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1. Security Awareness in the 1980s: Featured Articles From Security Awareness (1992)
"Apprehended by the FBI in 1977, he agreed to operate as a double agent until the operation ... New York Times, 4 Mar 1980, "double agent Revealed by FBI. ..."

2. Okhrana: The Paris Operations of the Russian Imperial Police by Ben B. Fischer (1999)
"He was in fact a double agent who had remained loyal to Russia. With help from the Okhrana, Dolin organized "successful" sabotage operations inside Russian ..."

3. Of Moles and Molehunters: A Review of Counterintelligence Literature, 1977-92 by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Was he genuine, or was he a Soviet double agent providing false information ... The conclusion that he was not a double agent was based on the judgment the ..."

4. The Secret War: The Office of Strategic Services in World War II edited by George C. Chalou (1995)
"When the Army picked up an agent, an X-2 officer was called in to assess the agent's potential as a double agent. If the results of the review were ..."

5. The Mars Records Book 2: Clearing Sessions with A Biofeedback Meter Where a by Stephanie Relfe (2002)
"My understanding is that Scopolamine was originally used on ā€œdouble agentsā€ so that if tie double agent was subjected to torture, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Agency: Including Special Classes of Agents by William Lawrence Clark, Henry Heckerman Skyles (1905)
""Of course to relieve such double agent from suspicion that inconsistent duties have been assumed, which prima- facie will be presumed, it is necessary that ..."

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