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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 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

There is nothing we like to communicate to others as much as the seal of secrecy together with what lies under it.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
Thomas Carlyle
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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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