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humint

[hyoo-mint or, often, yoo-]
noun
  1. the gathering of political or military intelligence through secret agents.
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Compare comint, elint, sigint.

Origin of humint

1975–80; hum(an) int(elligence)
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humint

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