Definition of state secret in English:

state secret

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noun

  • 1A sensitive issue or piece of information which is kept secret by the government: protest was silenced and pollution was as much a state secret as the ammunition stocks
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    • Provider of unauthorised access to personal data or a state secret, along with the disclosure of a user password will serve between one to three years' imprisonment.
    • Its contents continue to be a heavily guarded state secret.
    • Actual death penalty statistics are a closely guarded state secret.
  • 1.1 humorous An important and closely guarded piece of information: her marriage was on the rocks, which was hardly a state secret at the time
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    • She also owns an iPod, although her playlist is a closely-guarded state secret.

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