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privacy

noun pri·va·cy \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

1
a :  the quality or state of being apart from company or observation :  seclusion
b :  freedom from unauthorized intrusion <one's right to privacy>
2
archaic :  a place of seclusion
3
a :  secrecy
b :  a private matter :  secret
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Examples of PRIVACY

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

First Known Use of PRIVACY

15th century
PRIVACIES Defined for Kids

privacy

noun pri·va·cy \ˈprī-və-sē\

Definition of PRIVACY for Kids

1
:  the state of being out of the sight and hearing of other people <I went to my room for some privacy.>
2
:  freedom from intrusion <My parents respect my privacy.>

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