The installation or monitoring of wiretaps.

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  • wiretapping — wire·tap·ping / wīr ˌta piŋ/ n: interception of the contents of communication through a secret connection to the telephone line of one whose conversations are to be monitored usu. for purposes of criminal investigation by law enforcement officers …   Law dictionary

  • wiretapping — ► NOUN ▪ the practice of tapping a telephone line to monitor conversations secretly …   English terms dictionary

  • wiretapping — wire|tap|ping [ˈwaıətæpıŋ US ˈwaır ] n [U] the action of secretly listening to other people s telephone conversations, by connecting something to the wires of their telephone >wiretap n >wiretap v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wiretapping — n. eavesdropping via electronic listening devices (especially to a particular telephone line)n. bug, electric listening device installed in a room or on a telephone line v. install an electronic listening device in order to eavesdrop adj. of… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wiretapping — noun the practice of tapping a telephone line to monitor conversations secretly. Derivatives wiretap noun & verb wiretapper noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • wiretapping — See: wiretap …   English dictionary

  • wiretapping — A form of electronic or mechanical eavesdropping where, upon court order, law enforcement officials surreptitiously listen to phone calls or other conversations or communications of persons. Federal (18 U.S.C.A. No. 2510 et seq.) and similar… …   Black's law dictionary

  • wiretapping — Intercepting a telephone conversation or a telegraph message by tapping the line of communication, that is, connecting a receiving instrument to the line. 29 Am J2d Ev §§ 428 et seq.: 41 Am J1st Priv § 29; 52 Am J1st Teleg & T § 65 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • wiretapping — wireˈtapping noun • • • Main Entry: ↑wire …   Useful english dictionary

  • wiretapping case — criminal case of eavesdropping, case involving charges that someone illegally listened to another person s communications …   English contemporary dictionary

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