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pri·va·cy

 (prī′və-sē)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being secluded from the presence or view of others: I need some privacy to change into my bathing suit.
2. The state of being free from public attention or unsanctioned intrusion: a person's right to privacy.

privacy

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 the condition of being private or withdrawn; seclusion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

pri•va•cy

(ˈpraɪ və si; Brit. also ˈprɪv ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state of being private; retirement or seclusion.
2. freedom from the intrusion of others in one's private life or affairs: the right to privacy.
3. secrecy.
4. Archaic. a private place.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.privacy - the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of othersprivacy - the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
reclusiveness - a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation
2.privacy - the condition of being concealed or hiddenprivacy - the condition of being concealed or hidden
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
covertness, hiddenness - the state of being covert and hidden
bosom - the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept; "his bosom was bursting with the secret"
confidentiality - the state of being secret; "you must respect the confidentiality of your client's communications"
hiding - the state of being hidden; "he went into hiding"

privacy

noun seclusion, isolation, solitude, retirement, retreat, separateness, sequestration, privateness You can try them on in the privacy of your own home.
Proverbs
"One does not wash one's dirty linen in public"
Translations
خُصوصِيَّهخلوةسِرِيَّة
soukromí
uforstyrrethed
yksityisyys
privatnost
magánélet
næîi; einkalíf
プライバシー
사생활
zasebnost
avskildhet
ความเป็นส่วนตัว
sự riêng tư

privacy

[ˈprɪvəsɪ]
A. Nintimidad f
they respected each other's privacycada uno respetaba la intimidad del otro
there is no privacyno se tiene intimidad
in privacyen la intimidad
in the privacy of one's own homeen la intimidad del hogar
to invade sb's privacyinvadir la intimidad or privacidad de algn
lack of privacyfalta f de intimidad
B. CPD Privacy Act NLey f del Derecho a la Intimidad
privacy law Nley f del derecho a la intimidad

privacy

[ˈprɪvəsi ˈpraɪvəsi] n
(= freedom from interference) → intimité f
in the privacy of one's own home → dans l'intimité de son foyer
(= private life) → vie f privée
to invade sb's privacy → porter atteinte à la vie privée de qn
an invasion of privacy → une atteinte à la vie privée

privacy

nPrivatleben nt; there is no privacy in these flatsin diesen Wohnungen kann man kein Privatleben führen; in an open-plan office one has no privacyin einem Großraumbüro hat man keinen privaten Bereich; in the privacy of one’s own homeim eigenen Heim; in the strictest privacy (meeting, preparations) → unter strengster Geheimhaltung

privacy

[ˈprɪvəsɪ] nprivacy f
his desire for privacy → il suo desiderio di stare da solo (actor, popstar) → il suo desiderio di privacy
in the privacy of one's own home → nell'intimità della propria casa
in the strictest privacy → nella massima segretezza

private

(ˈpraivət) adjective
1. of, for, or belonging to, one person or group, not to the general public. The headmaster lives in a private apartment in the school; in my private (=personal) opinion; This information is to be kept strictly private; You shouldn't listen to private conversations.
2. having no public or official position or rank. It is your duty as a private citizen to report this matter to the police.
noun
in the army, an ordinary soldier, not an officer.
privacy (ˈprivəsi) , ((American) ˈprai-) noun
the state of being away from other people's sight or interest. in the privacy of your own home.
ˈprivately adverb
private enterprise
the management and financing of industry etc by individual persons or companies and not by the state.
private means
money that does not come from one's work but from investment, inheritance etc.
in private
with no-one else listening or watching; not in public. May I speak to you in private?

privacy

سِرِيَّة soukromí uforstyrrethed Ungestörtheit ιδιωτικό απόρρητο intimidad yksityisyys confidentialité privatnost privacy プライバシー 사생활 privacy privatliv prywatność privacidade уединение avskildhet ความเป็นส่วนตัว özel yaşam sự riêng tư 私密

pri·va·cy

n. vida privada; aislamiento, reclusión.

privacy

n intimidad f, privacidad f; the right to privacy..el derecho a la intimidad or privacidad
References in classic literature ?
Standing a single minute to enjoy his bitter triumph, he turned away, as if sickening at the gaze of men, and, veiling his face in his blanket, he walked from the lodge with the noiseless step of an Indian seeking, in the privacy of his own abode, the sympathy of one like himself, aged, forlorn and childless.
But seeing that our host sets us the good example of forgetting ceremony, I shall likewise throw it aside, and make free to intrude on his privacy.
Governor Bellingham, in a loose gown and easy cap -- such as elderly gentlemen loved to endue themselves with, in their domestic privacy -- walked foremost, and appeared to be showing off his estate, and expatiating on his projected improvements.
Yes, there is plenty good enough material for a republic in the most degraded people that ever existed -- even the Russians; plenty of manhood in them -- even in the Germans -- if one could but force it out of its timid and suspicious privacy, to overthrow and trample in the mud any throne that ever was set up and any nobility that ever supported it.
I felt something of the same sense of humiliation and injury which one feels when he finds that a human stranger has been clandestinely inspecting him in his privacy and mentally commenting upon him.
They fell away from him as from something uncanny, and went into privacy to discuss him.
She had made a visit of a week at the brick house; and Miranda's impression, conveyed in privacy to Jane, was that Hannah was close as the bark of a tree, and consid'able selfish too; that when she'd clim' as fur as she could in the world, she'd kick the ladder out from under her, everlastin' quick; that, on being sounded as to her ability to be of use to the younger children in the future, she said she guessed she'd done her share a'ready, and she wan't goin' to burden Will with her poor relations.
But if she DID, the letter was written and sent away with a privacy which eluded all her watchfulness to ascertain the fact.
It mattered little to the captain what she suffered in the privacy of her own chamber, as long as she came out of it with a face that would bear inspection, and a voice that betrayed nothing.
Then, in the privacy of my own little cabin, she informed me that Ham and Em'ly were an orphan nephew and niece, whom my host had at different times adopted in their childhood, when they were left destitute: and that Mrs.
It was an ugly story of low passion, delusion, and waking from delusion, which needs not to be dragged from the privacy of Godfrey's bitter memory.
The viceroy, hearing that I was returned to my residence, did not discover any concern or chagrin as at a disappointment, for such was his privacy and dissimulation that the most penetrating could never form any conjecture that could be depended on, about his designs, till everything was ready for the execution of them.