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
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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