Meaning of surveillance

sur•veil•lance

Pronunciation: (sur-vā'luns, -vāl'yuns), [key]
— n.
  1. a watch kept over a person, group, etc., esp. over a suspect, prisoner, or the like: The suspects were under police surveillance.
  2. supervision or superintendence.
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