right to privacy

privacy

[prahy-vuh-see; British also priv-uh-see]
noun, plural privacies.
1.
the state of being private; retirement or seclusion.
2.
the state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs: the right to privacy; There is so much information about us online that personal privacy may be a thing of the past.
4.
Archaic. a private place.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English privace. See private, -acy

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privacy (ˈpraɪvəsɪ, ˈprɪvəsɪ)
 
n
1.  the condition of being private or withdrawn; seclusion
2.  the condition of being secret; secrecy
3.  philosophy the condition of being necessarily restricted to a single person

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