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intelligence agency

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noun

a government department charged with obtaining intelligence, or information, especially for use by the armed forces.

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Also called intelligence bureau, intelligence department, intelligence office.

Origin of intelligence agency

First recorded in 1895–1900
intelligence agent, noun
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