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

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

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
SECRECY Defined for Kids


noun se·cre·cy \ˈsē-krə-sē\

Definition of SECRECY for Kids

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


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