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. Hooker.

 

© Webster 1913.

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