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in secret

Away from others; in private. We need to meet in secret so that the paparazzi don't see us together. You better speak to him in secret about that, instead of ambushing him in front of the whole staff.
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in secret

secretly. They planned in secret to blow up the bridge. I will tell her in secret so no one else will hear.
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in secret

Unknown to others, privately. For example, They met in secret, or, as Shakespeare put it in Love's Labour's Lost (5:2): "One word in secret." [Second half of 1400s]
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in secret

Without others knowing.
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(4) In that case, the trial court rejected the government's claims that security required that these individuals be held in secret stating that such secret arrests are "odious to a democracy" and ordered that the names of individuals being held by the INS be released.