Definition of privateness in English:

privateness

noun

  • The quality or condition of being private; withdrawal from public or official life, duties, etc.; privacy, seclusion. Formerly also: †intimacy, secrecy, confidentiality (obsolete).

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Philip Sidney (1554–1586), author and courtier. From private + -ness.

Pronunciation

privateness

/ˈprʌɪvɪtnəs/