Definition of espial in English:
noun[mass noun] archaic
The action of watching or catching sight of something or someone: he withdrew from his point of espial
More example sentences
- Presently he moved forward, and, with head still bent, approached the lower end of the garden, where, in a wall higher than that over which Goldthorpe made his espial, there was a wooden door.
- Among the crowd entering the exhibition he could easily keep her in sight without risk of his espial being detected.
late Middle English (in the sense 'spying'): from Old French espiaille, from espier 'espy'.
Definition of espial in:
- US English dictionary