espionage definition

  • noun:
    • The work or training of spying or of utilizing spies to get secret information, as about another federal government or a company competition.
    • The work or procedure for learning key information through clandestine means.
    • The training or employment of spies; the rehearse of seeing the words and conduct of other individuals, to help make discoveries, as spies or key emissaries; key viewing.
    • The practice of spying; secret observance of the functions or utterances of another by a spy or emissary; offensive surveillance.
    • the systematic utilization of spies to obtain armed forces or political secrets

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