from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb In secret; privately or confidentially.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Under the rose; privately. The rose is the emblem of silence.
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- adjective Carried out secretly or confidentially
- adverb In secret or
covertly; privatelyor confidentially
- noun Slang. Used in Workers' Compensation cases to mean covert surveillance video used to catch Workers' Compensation applicants and show that they are in fact not injured. Also spelled subrosa.
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- adverb in secret or covertly
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin sub rosā, under the rose (from the practice of hanging a rose over a meeting as a symbol of confidentiality) : sub, under + rosā, ablative of rosa, rose.]
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First attested 1654, from Latin sub rosā ("under the rose"), from sub ("under") + rosā ("rose").
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