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secrecy

SE'CRECY, n. [from secret.]

1. Properly, a state of separation; hence, concealment from the observation of others, or from the notice of any persons not concerned; privacy; a state of being bid from view. When used of an individual, secrecy implies concealment from all others; when used of two or more, it implies concealment from all persons except those concerned. thus a company of counterfeiters carry on their villainy in secrecy.

The Lady Anne, Whom the king in secrecy hath long married. Shak.

2. Solitude; retirement; seclusion from the view of others.

3. Forbearance of disclosure or discovery.

It is not with public as with private prayer; in this, rather secrecy is commanded than outward show. Hooker.

4. Fidelity to a secret; the act or habit of keeping secrets.

For secrecy no lady closer.




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SE'CRECY, n. [from secret.]

1. Properly, a state of separation; hence, concealment from the observation of others, or from the notice of any persons not concerned; privacy; a state of being bid from view. When used of an individual, secrecy implies concealment from all others; when used of two or more, it implies concealment from all persons except those concerned. thus a company of counterfeiters carry on their villainy in secrecy.

The Lady Anne, Whom the king in secrecy hath long married. Shak.

2. Solitude; retirement; seclusion from the view of others.

3. Forbearance of disclosure or discovery.

It is not with public as with private prayer; in this, rather secrecy is commanded than outward show. Hooker.

4. Fidelity to a secret; the act or habit of keeping secrets.

For secrecy no lady closer.


SE'CRE-CY, n. [from secret.]

  1. Properly, a state of separation; hence, concealment from the observation of others, or from the notice of any persons not concerned; privacy; a state of being hid from view. When used of an individual, secrecy implies concealment from all others; when used of two or more, it implies concealment from all persons except those concerned. Thus a company of counterfeiters carry on their villainy in secrecy. The lady Anne, / Whom the king hath in secrecy long married. – Shak.
  2. Solitude; retirement; seclusion from the view of others. Milton.
  3. Forbearance of disclosure or discovery. It is not with public as with private prayer; in this, rather secrecy is commanded than outward show. – Hooker.
  4. Fidelity to a secret; the act or habit of keeping secrets. For secrecy no lady closer. – Shak.

Se"cre*cy
  1. The state or quality of being hidden; as, his movements were detected in spite of their secrecy.

    The Lady Anne,
    Whom the king hath in secrecy long married.
    Shak.

  2. That which is concealed; a secret.

    [R.] Shak.
  3. Seclusion; privacy; retirement.

    "The pensive secrecy of desert cell." Milton.
  4. The quality of being secretive; fidelity to a secret; forbearance of disclosure or discovery.

    It is not with public as with private prayer; in this, rather secrecy is commanded than outward show. Hooker.

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Secrecy

SE'CRECY, noun. [from secret.]

1. Properly, a state of separation; hence, concealment from the observation of others, or from the notice of any persons not concerned; privacy; a state of being bid from view. When used of an individual, secrecy implies concealment from all others; when used of two or more, it implies concealment from all persons except those concerned. thus a company of counterfeiters carry on their villainy in secrecy.

The Lady Anne, Whom the king in secrecy hath long married. Shak.

2. Solitude; retirement; seclusion from the view of others.

3. Forbearance of disclosure or discovery.

It is not with public as with private prayer; in this, rather secrecy is commanded than outward show. Hooker.

4. Fidelity to a secret; the act or habit of keeping secrets.

For secrecy no lady closer.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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obedience

OBE'DIENCE, n. [L. obedientia. See Obey.]

Compliance with a command, prohibition or known law and rule of duty prescribed; the performance of what is required or enjoined by authority, or the abstaining from what is prohibited, in compliance with the command or prohibition. To constitute obedience, the act or forbearance to act must be in submission to authority; the command must be known to the person, and his compliance must be in consequence of it, or it is not obedience. Obedience is not synonymous with obsequiousness; the latter often implying meanness or servility, and obedience being merely a proper submission to authority. That which duty requires implies dignity of conduct rather than servility. Obedience may be voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary obedience alone can be acceptable to God.

Government must compel the obedience of individuals; otherwise who will seek its protection or fear its vengeance?

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