[syn: privacy, privateness, secrecy, concealment]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Privacy \Pri"va*cy\, n.; pl. Privacies. [See Private.]
1. The state of being in retirement from the company or
observation of others; seclusion.
2. A place of seclusion from company or observation; retreat;
Her sacred privacies all open lie. --Rowe.
3. Concealment of what is said or done. --Shak.
4. A private matter; a secret. --Fuller.
5. See Privity, 2. [Obs.] --Arbuthnot.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of
others [syn: privacy, privateness, seclusion]
2: the condition of being concealed or hidden [syn: privacy,
privateness, secrecy, concealment]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "privacy":
Jim Crow, adytum, alienation, aloneness, aloofness, anonymity,
apartheid, apartness, ashram, celibacy, cell, clandestineness,
cloister, closed meeting, concealment, confidentiality,
confidentialness, covertness, den, detachment, executive session,
hermitage, hideaway, hideout, hiding place, holy of holies,
incognito, isolation, isolationism, ivory tower, keeping apart,
lair, loneliness, loneness, lonesomeness, mew, monasticism,
moving apart, private conference, privatism, privatization,
quarantine, recess, reclusion, retirement, retreat, rustication,
sanctum, sanctum sanctorum, seclusion, secrecy, secret place,
secretiveness, segregation, separateness, separation,
sequestration, single blessedness, solitariness, solitude,
splendid isolation, surreptitiousness, withdrawal
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
An attribute of a system's security that ensures
that only intended or desired people or bodies can read a
message or piece of stored data. Privacy is often enforced by
some kind of access control or encryption.