HUMINT

or hu·mint

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

noun

the gathering of political or military intelligence through secret agents.

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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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