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Definition of 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

When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door, and you know there is a secrecy, there is a luxury, there is fantasy. There is comfort. There is reassurance.
Diane von Furstenberg

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

In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.
Gilbert Parker

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
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