Dictionary

secrecy

noun se·cre·cy \ˈsē-krə-sē\

: the act of keeping information secret

: the quality or state of being hidden or secret

plural se·cre·cies

Full Definition of SECRECY

1
:  the condition of being hidden or concealed
2
:  the habit or practice of keeping secrets or maintaining privacy or concealment
ADVERTISEMENT

Examples of SECRECY

  1. <this administration's steadfast adherence to secrecy is beginning to cost it the trust of the voters>

Origin of SECRECY

alteration of earlier secretie, from Middle English secretee, from secret secret
First Known Use: 1556
SECRECIES Defined for Kids

secrecy

noun se·cre·cy \ˈsē-krə-sē\

Definition of SECRECY for Kids

1
:  the act of keeping things secret <I swore him to secrecy.>
2
:  the quality or state of being secret or hidden <The meetings were held in secrecy.>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: sec regPrevious Word in the Dictionary: secoursAll Words Near: secrecy
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears