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Definition of Secrecy

Secrecy

  1. The state or quality of being hidden; as, his movements were detected in spite of their secrecy.
  2. That which is concealed; a secret.
  3. Seclusion; privacy; retirement.
  4. The quality of being secretive; fidelity to a secret; forbearance of disclosure or discovery.

Secrecy Quotations

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
Niels Bohr

The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
John F. Kennedy

Many of the benefits from keeping terrorism fear levels high are obvious. Private corporations suck up massive amounts of Homeland Security cash as long as that fear persists, while government officials in the National Security and Surveillance State can claim unlimited powers and operate with unlimited secrecy and no accountability.
Glenn Greenwald

Then I realized that secrecy is actually to the detriment of my own peace of mind and self, and that I could still sustain my belief in privacy and be authentic and transparent at the same time. It was a pretty revelatory moment, and there's been a liberating force that's come from it.
Alanis Morissette

Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it.
Elia Kazan
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Secrecy Translations

secrecy in German is Heimlichkeit, Heimlichkeit, Geheimhaltung
secrecy in Spanish is secreto
secrecy in Swedish is hemlighet