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secret agent

an agent of a secret service.
(loosely) a person employed to collect the military secrets of one country and relay them to another, especially a person living in a foreign country while so working for his or her own nation; spy.
Origin of secret agent
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for secret agent

secret agent

a person employed in espionage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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