intelligence agency

noun
a government department charged with obtaining intelligence, or information, especially for use by the armed forces.
Also called intelligence bureau, intelligence department, intelligence office.


Origin:
1895–1900

intelligence agent, noun
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Example sentences
One intelligence agency plan involved exploding seashells.
The report's author cites spooks from an unnamed intelligence agency as the source of the information.
Another thing they should seriously consider doing is reforming their intelligence agency and the airport security.
Every major intelligence agency across the world does the exercise.
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