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Secret

secret
1. Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow. The secret things belong unto the lord our god; but those things which are revealed belong unto us. (Deut. Xxix. 29)
2. Withdraw from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded. There, secret in her sapphire cell, He with the nais wont to dwell. (Fenton)
3. Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive. Secret romans, that have spoke the word, And will not palter. (Shak)
4. Separate; distinct. They suppose two other divine hypostases superior thereunto, which were perfectly secret from matter. (Cudworth)
Synonym: hidden, concealed, secluded, retired, unseen, unknown, private, obscure, recondite, latent, covert, clandestine, privy. See Hidden.
Origin: F. Secret (cf. Sp.& Pg. Secreto, It. Secreto, segreto), fr. L. Secretus, p.p. Of secrernere to put apart, to separate. See Certain, and cf. Secrete, Secern.


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