espial

[ih-spahy-uhl]
noun
1.
the act of spying.
2.
the act of keeping watch; observation.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English espiaille < Middle French. See espy, -al2

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espial (ɪˈspaɪəl)
 
n
1.  the act or fact of being seen or discovered
2.  the act of noticing
3.  the act of spying upon; secret observation

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Espial investigations merely leads to more paperwork, tying up lobbying rack earnings.
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