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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The practice of keeping secrets
  • n. The condition of being hidden or concealed
  • n. protection from observation or surveillance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of concealing; the state of being concealed.
  • n. A place of hiding; a secret place; a retreat frem observation.
  • n. A secret; out of the way knowledge.
  • n. Suppression of such facts and circumstances as in justice ought to be made known.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of concealing, hiding, or keeping secret.
  • n. Specifically, in law, the intentional suppression of truth, to the injury or prejudice of another.
  • n. The state of being concealed or withdrawn from observation; privacy; retreat.
  • n. Shelter from observation; protection from discovery; a place or means of such shelter or protection: as, his only concealment was an arbor of boughs.
  • n. In English history, property, as land, the ownership of which was concealed from the commissioners for the dissolution of monasteries, etc., at the time of the Reformation. Also called concealed land.
  • n. Secret knowledge; a secret; mystery.
  • n. Synonyms and Secrecy, hiding, hiding-place, retreat, disguise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the condition of being concealed or hidden
  • n. the activity of keeping something secret
  • n. a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

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