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The building was opened amid great secrecy last year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The protective secrecy surrounding his deployments left much to my imagination. Christianity Today (2000)And that secrecy keeps injustices from public view. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are many jurisdictions with banking secrecy and much lower standards than we have. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Luxembourg has bowed to international pressure to drop the veil of secrecy surrounding its banks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I'D be the first to support a campaign to change the law on secrecy for the rich and famous. The Sun (2011)This war work remained under a blanket of secrecy until the 1970s. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Commons meeting was held in great secrecy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Besides, the veil of secrecy that once surrounded medical treatments is rapidly disappearing. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)The Swiss remain relatively sanguine about banking secrecy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The move comes after legal changes relaxing Portuguese secrecy laws. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The issue of tax havens and bank secrecy was a last-minute addition to the agenda of the talks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The secrecy that surrounds the operation may sound excessive, but it is a result of bitter experience. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And it's all going on largely unchallenged behind the sacred veil of secrecy that covers the family courts system. The Sun (2011)For a moment, the veil of secrecy covering special forces operations in Afghanistan was lifted. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Young folk were on the outlook for some time previous, and great secrecy was kept regarding the whereabouts of a good fresh bunch of nettles. Scottish Voices 1745-1960 (1990)Yet once the know-how had been passed over, it began to acquire a life of its own behind the cover of military secrecy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is a blanket of secrecy over becoming a mother and having a career, and I was shocked. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is now common for suspects - innocent and guilty - to be held in absolute secrecy while their personal lives and careers are in limbo indefinitely. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'secrecy'
British English: secrecy NOUN
Secrecy is the act of keeping something secret, or the state of being kept secret.
The company has thrown a blanket of secrecy over the details.
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