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privacy

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noun pri·va·cy \ˈprī-və-sē, especially British ˈpri-\

Simple Definition of privacy

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

  • : the state of being away from public attention

Full Definition of privacy

plural pri·va·cies

  1. 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. 2 archaic :  a place of seclusion

  3. 3 a :  secrecy b :  a private matter :  secret

Examples of privacy

  1. She went upstairs for some privacy.

  2. Celebrities have a right to privacy.



15th Century

First Known Use of privacy

15th century



PRIVACY Defined for Kids

privacy

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noun pri·va·cy \ˈprī-və-sē\

Definition of privacy

  1. 1 :  the state of being out of the sight and hearing of other people <I went to my room for some privacy.>

  2. 2 :  freedom from intrusion <My parents respect my privacy.>





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