PRI'VACY, noun [form private.] A state of being in retirement from the company or observation of others; secrecy.
1. A place of seclusion from company or observation; retreat; solitude; retirement.
Her sacred privacies all open lie.
2. Privity. [Not used.] [See Privity.]
3. Taciturnity. [Not used.]
4. Secrecy; concealment of what is said or done.