Privacy

Definition of Privacy

Pri´va`cy
n.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.

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