Definition of privacy in English:


Syllabification: pri·va·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈprīvəsē


  • 1The state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people: she returned to the privacy of her own home
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    • The house is set off the road and offers plenty of seclusion and privacy for its occupants.
    • The only drawback is the loss of privacy to the rear by the addition of some new houses.
    • So, we'll leave the young lovers their peace and their privacy, for the time being at least.
    seclusion, solitude, isolation, freedom from disturbance, freedom from interference
  • 1.1The state of being free from public attention: a law to restrict newspapers' freedom to invade people’s privacy
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    • It must have given him a view, though, on matters of privacy for public figures.
    • The authors wish to codify and clarify where privacy and free speech rights begin and end.
    • Many argue that they could amount to an invasion of personal privacy and free choice.

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