Se·cre·cy n.; pl. Secrecies
1. The state or quality of being hidden; as, his movements were detected in spite of their secrecy.
The Lady Anne,
Whom the king hath in secrecy long married. --Shak.
2. That which is concealed; a secret. [R.]
3. Seclusion; privacy; retirement. “The pensive secrecy of desert cell.”
4. The quality of being secretive; fidelity to a secret; forbearance of disclosure or discovery.
It is not with public as with private prayer; in this, rather secrecy is commanded than outward show. --Hooker.
n 1: the trait of keeping things secret [syn: secretiveness, silence]
2: the condition of being concealed or hidden [syn: privacy,