intelligence agency


intelligence agency
noun
a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
Hyponyms:

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a government department charged with obtaining intelligence, or information, esp. for use by the armed forces. Also called intelligence bureau, intelligence department, intelligence office.
[1895-1900]

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intelligence agency,
= intelligence department. (Cf.intelligence department)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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