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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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SER'PENT, n. [L. serpens, creeping; serpo, to creep.]

1. An animal of the order of Serpentes, [creepers, crawlers,] Of the class of Amphibia. Serpents are amphibious animals, breathing through the mouth bymeans of lungs only; having tapering bodies, without a distinct neck; the jaws not articulated, but dilatable, and withour feet, fins or ears. Serpents move along the earth by a winding motion, and with the head elevated. Some species of them are viviparous, or rather ovi-viviparous; others are oviparous; and several species are venomous.

2. In astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere, containing, according to the British catalogue, sixty-four stars.

3. An instrument of music, serving as a base to the cornet or small shawm, to sustain a chorus of singers in a large edifice. It is so called for its folds or wreaths.

4. Figuratively, a subtil or malicious person.

5. In mythology, a symbol of the sun.

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