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wiretap vb

: to engage in wiretapping [had probable cause to ]
: to interpret through wiretapping [a wiretapped telephone conversation]
: to connect to the telephone line of for the purpose of wiretapping [wiretapped her home] compare bug, eavesdrop
n 1 : an act or instance of wiretapping [we have held previously that s are a form of a search "Whack v. State, 615 A.2d 1226 (1992)"]
2 : an electrical connection for wiretapping compare pen register

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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