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secretness

(ˈsiːkrɪtnəs)
n
secrecy
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secretness

noun
The habit, practice, or policy of keeping secrets:
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(6) Tedlock (1983:181-5) analyses the role of stress, pitch and delivery in Zuni prayers, some of which are pronounced emphatically to ensure the deities get the message, while others are 'said with the heart' inaudibly because secretness is part of their potency.
As a result, duplicity and secretness became essential components of their identity.
Also it is called a secret Den, because of the secretness of Ashes or Sand, in which in a Philosophical Athanor it is set, the doores being firmly shut up, and a prospect left to look in by a Window, either to open a little, as much as is convenient sometimes, as occasion requires, or else with Glass put into it, to admit the view of the Artist; together with a light at hand to shew the colours (Philalethes 1678).