American English

Definition of privacy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the state of being alone and not watched or disturbed by other people She was longing for some peace and privacy. I value my privacy. He read the letter later in the privacy of his own room.
  2. 2the state of being free from the attention of the public freedom of speech and the right to privacy She complained that the photographs were an invasion of her privacy.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: privacy