(?), n.;
pl. Secrecies (#).
[From Secret.] 1. The state or quality of being hidden; as, his movements were detected in spite of their secrecy.
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The Lady Anne,
Whom the king hath in secrecy long married.
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2. That which is concealed; a secret. [R.] Shak.
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3. Seclusion; privacy; retirement. "The pensive secrecy of desert cell." Milton.
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4. The quality of being secretive; fidelity to a secret; forbearance of disclosure or discovery.
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It is not with public as with private prayer; in this, rather secrecy is commanded than outward show.
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