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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.