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Meaning of SECRECY

Pronunciation:  'seekreesee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the trait of keeping things secret
  2. [n]  the condition of being concealed or hidden
 

SECRECY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: concealment, privacy, privateness, secretiveness, silence
 
 See Also: bosom, confidentiality, isolation, mum, uncommunicativeness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Se"cre*cy\, n.; pl. {Secrecies}. [From {Secret}.]
1. The state or quality of being hidden; as, his movements
   were detected in spite of their secrecy.

         The Lady Anne, Whom the king hath in secrecy long
         married.                              --Shak.

2. That which is concealed; a secret. [R.] --Shak.

3. Seclusion; privacy; retirement. ``The pensive secrecy of
   desert cell.'' --Milton.

4. The quality of being secretive; fidelity to a secret;
   forbearance of disclosure or discovery.

         It is not with public as with private prayer; in
         this, rather secrecy is commanded than outward show.
                                               --Hooker.

 

 

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