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cloak (someone or something) in secrecy

To hide someone or something from another person or from public view. The residents complained that the board cloaked its decision process in secrecy, not allowing anyone to see the final plan.
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cloak someone or something in secrecy

Fig. to hide or conceal someone or something in secrecy. Patrick cloaked his activities in secrecy. The agents cloaked the spy in secrecy, making her identity a mystery.
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swear somebody to ˈsecrecy

make somebody promise not to tell a secret: Before telling her what happened, I had sworn her to secrecy.Everyone was sworn to secrecy about what had happened.
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The Indian prime minister, on a visit to attend the G20 summit at Antalya, has called for end to excessive banking secrecy.
If both complete secrecy and complete transparency are to be rejected, what ratio of secrecy and transparency in politics should we seek?
Summary: The Lebanese authorities lifted the banking secrecy on 13 bank accounts for suspicion of money laundering, terrorism funding and financial embezzlement in 2014 and are investigating more cases, the Special Investigation Commission said.
The Plaid Cymru Councillors had called for an Extraordinary Council Meeting regarding the "Smarter Working" proposals and the secrecy of their discussions.
In spite of the strong incentive for government officials and institutions to hide unlawful conduct from the public and their demonstrated tendency to do so, both public information access doctrines and the broader normative discussion of government secrecy inadequately answer this question.
We are leading the call to repeal the secrecy clause and prevent needless animal suffering.
The National Anti-Vivisection Society is leading the call to repeal the secrecy clause and prevent needless animal suffering.
Secrecy, National Security and the Vindication of Constitutional Law
Summary: Swiss banks could adapt to a significant easing of their cherished secrecy practices, but .
Austria will join Luxembourg for talks with the European Union on how to crack down on cross-border tax cheats, Chancellor Werner Faymann said on Tuesday, signalling an easing of Vienna's hardline stance on coveted bank secrecy.
On the weekend, Luxembourg's Finance Minister Luc Frieden said that his country might loosen its banking secrecy, which would leave Austria in an increasingly isolated position.
Treasury Department, are seeking comments on a proposal to amend the definitions of "funds transfer" and "transmittal of funds" under the regulations implementing the Bank Secrecy Act.
LEFKOSA, July 27, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Dervis Eroglu has said that Greek Cypriot administration must comply with the principle of secrecy in intensified Cyprus talks.
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SECRECY really ought to be winning the feature race of the day at Salisbury today.