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Definition of "secrecy" []

  • The quality or condition of being secret or hidden; concealment. (noun)
  • The ability or habit of keeping secrets; closeness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "secrecy" in a sentence
  • ""Quite why the Bank has to keep its operations so shrouded in secrecy is a mystery to me," said Simon Ward, economist at New Star."
  • "This exercise in secrecy is part of a Clinton pattern that grows more worrisome all the time."
  • "Howard Dean criticized the Bush administration for what he called secrecy in awarding oil contracts in Iraq."