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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Secrecy  \Se"cre*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Secrecies}.  [From  {Secret}.] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  hidden;  as  his  movements 
  were  detected  in  spite  of  their  secrecy. 
  The  Lady  Anne,  Whom  the  king  hath  in  secrecy  long 
  married.  --Shak. 
  2.  That  which  is  concealed;  a  secret.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  3.  Seclusion;  privacy;  retirement.  ``The  pensive  secrecy  of 
  desert  cell.''  --Milton. 
  4.  The  quality  of  being  secretive;  fidelity  to  a  secret; 
  forbearance  of  disclosure  or  discovery. 
  It  is  not  with  public  as  with  private  prayer;  in 
  this  rather  secrecy  is  commanded  than  outward  show 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  trait  of  keeping  things  secret  [syn:  {secretiveness},  {silence}] 
  2:  the  condition  of  being  concealed  or  hidden  [syn:  {privacy}, 
  {privateness},  {concealment}] 

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