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private key

n.
1. One of two keys used in public key cryptography and held privately by the recipient of encrypted data, typically used to sign digital signatures and to decrypt data that was encoded using the recipient's public key.
2. A key that is used both to encrypt and decrypt data in private key cryptography. In this sense, also called secret key.
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clé privée
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