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Definition of Covert


  1. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.
  2. Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook.
  3. Under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the protection and control of her husband.
  4. A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.
  5. One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.

Covert Quotations

Revolutionaries who come to power by force of arms usually have great crimes in their background. Leaders who survive campaigns by great powers to destroy them do not survive because they observe the niceties of law. Subversives who shape world events by covert action and violence work in shadows and detest the light of day.
Stephen Kinzer

There is no part of the executive branch that more exists on the outer edge of executive prerogative than the American intelligence community - the intelligence community, CIA, covert action. My literal responsibility as director of CIA with regard to covert action was to inform the Congress - not to seek their approval, to inform.
Michael Hayden

In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public.
Frank Church

The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes.
Arundhati Roy

What I really found was that the one similarity between 'Covert Affairs' and 'Fair Game' is a deep love and admiration and fascination with the home life of a spy.
Doug Liman
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Covert Translations

covert in Spanish is abrigado
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