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  • in secret

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  • n. in secret; privately; in a manner that forbids disclosure; -- the rose being among the ancients the symbol of secrecy, and hung up at entertainments as a token that nothing there said was to be divulged.
  • prep. See under Rose, n.

Etymologies

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Latin sub rosa

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