in·ter·cept vt: to receive (a communication or signal directed elsewhere) usu. secretlyshall not be unlawful...for a person acting under color of law to intercept a wire, oral, or electronic communication where such person is a party to the communication — U.S. Codein·ter·ception n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
avert, block, check, close with, come between, commandeer, confiscate, debar, detain, dispossess, disrupt, foil, forestall, hamper, hinder, impede, impound, inhibit, interfere, interpose, interrupt, obstruct, occlude, parry, preclude, prevent, restrain, retard, stave, stay, stem, stop, thwart, wrest from
associated concepts: intercept criminal activity
avert, block, check (restrain), clog, discontinue (break continuity), disrupt, eavesdrop, foil, forestall, hamper, hijack, hinder, inhibit, interfere, interpose, interrupt, occlude, overhear, parry, prevent, stave, stay (halt), stem (check), stop, thwart
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To catch or obstruct something on its way to a destination; to use electronic or other devices to obtain the contents of a communication done through some telecommunications device, such as a wiretap.n.interception
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.