Definition of secrecy
1 : the condition of being hidden or concealed
2 : the habit or practice of keeping secrets or maintaining privacy or concealment
Examples of secrecy in a Sentence
this administration's steadfast adherence to secrecy is beginning to cost it the trust of the voters
Recent Examples of secrecy from the Web
Now, Democrats see themselves as pawns in a political game controlled by three Republicans and some of them are very angry about it — especially the secrecy.
Scott in recent weeks has bashed the budget and hinted that the secrecy of the education bill, one of the last bills agreed to by lawmakers as part of final budget negotiations, gave him concern.
The practice has raised concern about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander-in-chief’s communications.
President Trump has been urging world leaders to call him on his cellphone, raising security and secrecy concerns.
Piatczyc knows who won but is bound to secrecy by NBC.
In 2015, Bloomberg reported that Apple's culture of secrecy stymied the iPhone maker's ability to attract top AI research talent.
Last year, Peter Dahlin, a Swedish man living in Beijing who helped train Chinese legal advocates to challenge government decisions, was detained in secrecy and then expelled after he was made to confess on television.
A new community of cryptographers, not bound by government constraints or prejudices, quickly began a process of furious innovation that would transform cryptography from a tool of secrecy to a technology of privacy.
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Origin and Etymology of secrecy
alteration of earlier secretie, from Middle English secretee, from secret secret
First Known Use: 1556
SECRECY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of secrecy for English Language Learners
: the act of keeping information secret
: the quality or state of being hidden or secret
SECRECY Defined for Kids
Definition of secrecy for Students
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.
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