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  1. eavesdropping(Noun)

    Listening secretly to private conversation of others.

  2. eavesdropping(Noun)

    (telecoms) The interception of electronic communication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eavesdropping(noun)

    the habit of lurking about dwelling houses, and other places where persons meet fro private intercourse, secretly listening to what is said, and then tattling it abroad. The offense is indictable at common law


  1. Eavesdropping

    Eavesdropping is the act of secretly listening to the private conversation of others without their consent, as defined by Black's Law Dictionary. This is commonly thought to be unethical and there is an old adage that "eavesdroppers seldom hear anything good of themselves...eavesdroppers always try to listen to matters that concern them."

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