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Espial

Espial

Noun


meaning :

  1. the action of watching or catching sight of something or someone;
  2. the act of keeping watch; observation;
  3. the fact of noticing or observing; a discovery;
  4. the act of detecting something; catching sight of something;

use :  archaic; obsolete.

origin :  Middle English espiaille, from Old French, from espier, to watch.

examples :

  1. Then Wisdom altered its method and spoke of espial and discovery.
  2. Among the crowd entering the exhibition he could easily keep her in sight without risk of his espial being detected.
  3. Her system of espial is even more minute and irritating than that of Russia.

 

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October 4, 2015

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