Espionage - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈespiənɑːʒ|  American pronunciation of the word espionage
Brit.  |ˈɛspɪənɑːʒ|  British pronunciation of the word espionage

noun

- the systematic use of spies to get military or political secrets

Examples

He was charged with several counts of espionage.

...the acts of espionage on behalf of the Confederacy carried on by Belle Boyd and Rose Greenhow...

a campaign of industrial espionage against his main rival

We must break 50 years of silence on issues like the government's involvement in assassination and espionage.

...the senator questioned the legality of the proposed espionage operation...

...die-hard loyalists engaging in espionage against the revolutionaries...

...ostensibly a university student studying abroad, he was actually an espionage agent...

a clever wheeze probably succeeded in neutralizing the German espionage threat

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