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intercept vt: to receive (a communication or signal directed elsewhere) usually secretly [shall not be unlawful…for a person acting under color of law to a wire, oral, or electronic communication where such person is a party to the communication "U.S. Code "]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.