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intelligence agency

noun
1.
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
1895-1900
Related forms
intelligence agent, noun
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  • Every major intelligence agency across the world does the exercise.

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