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SECRET

A truth or fact, known to one or few persons, that should be kept concealed from others. Secrets may be natural, promised, or entrusted. The obligation to confidentiality is binding by natural or revealed law. (Etym. Latin secretus, separate, out of the way, secret, from secernere, to put apart, separate.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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