covert action


noun

a secret action undertaken to influence the course of political events, as a government intelligence operation.

Nearby words

  1. covermount,
  2. covers,
  3. coversed sine,
  4. coversine,
  5. covert,
  6. covert cloth,
  7. covert coat,
  8. covert sensitization,
  9. coverture,
  10. covet

Origin of covert action

First recorded in 1975–80

Also called covert operation.

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