intelligencer (n.) 1580s, "spy, informant," agent noun from INTELLIGENCE (Cf. intelligence). Meaning "bringer of news" is from 1630s; as a newspaper name from 1640s.

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  • Intelligencer — may refer to: ; Newspapers * Daily Intelligencer (1849 1871) Atlanta, Georgia, USA * Edwardsville Intelligencer (1862 present) Edwardsville, Illinois, USA * Intelligencer Journal (1794 present) Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA * National… …   Wikipedia

  • Intelligencer — In*tel li*gen*cer, n. One who, or that which, sends or conveys intelligence or news; a messenger. [1913 Webster] All the intriguers in foreign politics, all the spies, and all the intelligencers . . . acted solely upon that principle. Burke.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intelligencer — index harbinger, informant, informer (a person who provides information), spy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • intelligencer — [in tel′ə jən sər] n. Now Rare a person who supplies news or information; esp., a spy or secret agent …   English World dictionary

  • intelligencer — jənsə(r), ˌjen(t)s ,  ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈjen noun ( s) Etymology: intelligence (I) + er : one that conveys intelligence or news: as a. : a secret agent …   Useful english dictionary

  • intelligencer — noun Date: 1581 1. a secret agent ; spy 2. a bringer of news ; reporter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intelligencer — /in tel i jeuhn seuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that conveys information. 2. an informer; spy. [1570 80; INTELLIGENCE + ER2] * * * …   Universalium

  • intelligencer — noun A bringer of intelligence (news, information); a spy or informant …   Wiktionary

  • intelligencer — in tel·li·genc·er || ɪn tÉ™lɪdÊ’É™nsÉ™(r) n. spy, informer, secret agent; person who provides intelligence or news; thing that transmits information …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intelligencer — noun archaic a person who gathers intelligence …   English new terms dictionary

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