espionage
es·pi·o·nage /'es-pē-ə-ˌnäzh, -ˌnäj, -nij/ n: the practice of gathering, transmitting, or losing through gross negligence information relating to the defense of the U.S. with the intent that or with reason to believe that the information will be used to the injury of the U.S. or the advantage of a foreign nation

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

espionage
I noun espial, intelligence, obtaining national defense secrets, obtaining of classified information, practice of spying on others, search made for useful military information, secret observation, secret watching, spying, subversive activity, surveillance, systematic secret observation of the words and conduct of others, undercover work associated concepts: espionage act, treason II index observation

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


espionage
The act of spying on or monitoring the activities of a government or company in order to gather secret information.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


espionage
The act of securing information of a military or political nature that a competing nation holds secret. It can involve the analysis of diplomatic reports, publications, statistics, and broadcasts, as well as spying, a clandestine activity carried out by an individual or individuals working under secret identity to gather classified information on behalf of another entity or nation. In the United States, the organization that heads most activities dedicated to espionage is the CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA).

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


espionage
The act of securing information of a military or political nature that a competing nation holds secret. It can involve the analysis of diplomatic reports, publications, statistics, and broadcasts, as well as spying, a clandestine activity carried out by an individual or individuals working under secret identity to gather classified information on behalf of another entity or nation. In the United States, the organization that heads most activities dedicated to espionage is the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

espionage
n.
   the crime of spying on the federal government and/or transferring state secrets on behalf of a foreign country. The other country need not be an "enemy," so espionage may not be treason, which involves aiding an enemy.
   See also: sedition, treason

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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