Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Listening to conversations or observing conduct that is meant to be private. The term comes from the common law offense of listening to private conversations by crouching under the windows or eaves of a house. Generally, the term is used when the activity is not legally authorized by a search warrant or court order. Compare: surveillance
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:15 pm