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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Espionage  \Es"pi*o*nage\  (?;  277),  n.  [F.  espionnage,  fr 
  espionner  to  spy,  fr  espion  spy,  OF  espie.  See  {Espy}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  espionage 
  n  :  the  systematic  use  of  spies  to  get  military  or  political 
  secrets 




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