humint

[ hyoo-mint or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu mɪnt or, often, ˈyu- /
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noun

the gathering of political or military intelligence through secret agents.
Compare comint, elint, sigint.

Origin of humint

1975–80; hum(an) int(elligence)
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British Dictionary definitions for humint

humint

/ (ˈhjuːmɪnt) /

noun

human intelligence: military intelligence gained from human sources with knowledge of the target area

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