Definition of sub rosa in English:
Happening or done in secret: [as adverb]: the committee operates sub rosa [as adjective]: sub rosa inspections
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- Sub Rosa is a Latin term meaning secrecy, literally translating to ‘under the rose’. The rose in ancient times was a symbol of sworn confidence of participants at a meeting.
in secret, secretly, in private, privately, in confidence, confidentially, behind closed doors, surreptitiously, discreetly, furtively, clandestinely, on the quiet, on the sly, unofficially, off the record, between ourselves;
Latin in camera;
French à huis clos;
Italian in petto
archaic under the rose
Latin, literally 'under the rose', as an emblem of secrecy.
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