Etymology
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privacy (n.)

1590s, "a private or personal matter, a secret;" c. 1600 as "seclusion, state of being in retirement from company or the knowledge and observation of others," from private (adj.) + abstract noun suffix -cy. Meaning "state of freedom from intrusion or interference" is from 1814. Earlier was privatie (late 14c. as "secret, mystery;" c. 1400 as "a secret, secret deed; solitude, privacy"), from Old French privauté.

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Definitions of privacy

privacy (n.)
the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others;
Synonyms: privateness / seclusion
privacy (n.)
the condition of being concealed or hidden;
Synonyms: privateness / secrecy / concealment
From wordnet.princeton.edu