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privacy Syllabification: pri·va·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈprīvəsē/

Definition of privacy in English:


1The state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people: she returned to the privacy of her own home
More example sentences
  • 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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