noun (plural -cies) Date: 15th century 1. a. the quality or state of being apart from company or observation ; seclusion b. freedom from unauthorized intrusion <
one's right to privacy
2. archaic a place of seclusion 3. a. secrecy b. a private matter ; secret

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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