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counterespionage

[ koun-ter-es-pee-uh-nahzh, -nij ]
/ ˌkaʊn tərˈɛs pi əˌnɑʒ, -nɪdʒ /
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noun
the detection and frustration of enemy espionage.
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Origin of counterespionage

First recorded in 1895–1900; counter- + espionage
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British Dictionary definitions for counterespionage

counterespionage
/ (ˌkaʊntərˈɛspɪəˌnɑːʒ) /

noun
activities designed to detect and counteract enemy espionage
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