noun \ˈprī-və-sē, especially British ˈpri-\

: the state of being alone : the state of being away from other people

: the state of being away from public attention

plural pri·va·cies

Full Definition of PRIVACY

a :  the quality or state of being apart from company or observation :  seclusion
b :  freedom from unauthorized intrusion <one's right to privacy>
archaic :  a place of seclusion
a :  secrecy
b :  a private matter :  secret

Examples of PRIVACY

  1. She went upstairs for some privacy.
  2. Celebrities have a right to privacy.

First Known Use of PRIVACY

15th century


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