pri·va·cy /ˈpraɪvəsi, ||ˈprɪ-/
Pri·va·cy n.; pl. Privacies
1. The state of being in retirement from the company or observation of others; seclusion.
2. A place of seclusion from company or observation; retreat; solitude; retirement.
Her sacred privacies all open lie. --Rowe.
3. Concealment of what is said or done.
4. A private matter; a secret.
5. See Privity, 2. [Obs.]
n 1: the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of
others [syn: privateness, seclusion]
2: the condition of being concealed or hidden [syn: privateness,