Definition of Espionage

1. Noun. The systematic use of spies to get military or political secrets.

Generic synonyms: Spying, Undercover Work



Definition of Espionage

1. n. The practice or employment of spies; the practice of watching the words and conduct of others, to make discoveries, as spies or secret emissaries; secret watching.

Definition of Espionage

1. Noun. The act or process of learning secret information through clandestine means. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Espionage

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Espionage

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esperium
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espial
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espied
espiegle
espieglerie
espiegleries
espies
espinel
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espionage (current term)
espionage agent
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esplees
espontoon
espontoons
espousage
espousal
espousals
espouse
espoused

Literary usage of Espionage

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"Indeed, espionage and war treason bear a twofold character. For persons committing acts of espionage or war treason are — as will be shown ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"War ®=4—espionage Act of 1917 Is constitutional. The espionage Act of June 15, 1917, is a valid constitutional law. 3. Post office 0=314—When newspaper ..."

3. Security Awareness in the 1980s: Featured Articles From Security Awareness (1992)
"Perhaps the number one message (for the potential offender) is that espionage doesn't pay, but by describing these real-life situations, we can convey a ..."

4. An Introduction to Computer Security: The Nist Handbook by Barbara Guttman (1995)
"Industrial espionage can be perpetrated either by companies seeking to improve their ... Foreign industrial espionage carried out by a government is often ..."

5. Report on the Steel Strike of 1919 by Bureau of Industrial Research (1920)
"Great systems of espionage are an integral part of the anti- union alternative ... espionage was of two general classes: spies directly in the employ of the ..."

6. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"These efforts included espionage, rigorous review of US unclassified technical ... espionage played a central part in the PRC's acquisition of classified US ..."

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