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1A sensitive issue or piece of information which is kept secret by the government:‘protest was silenced and pollution was as much a state secret as the ammunition stocks’
- ‘Provider of unauthorised access to personal data or a state secret, along with the disclosure of a user password will serve between one to three years' imprisonment.’
- ‘It is no state secret that the selection convention in Castlebar was somewhat unusual to say the least.’
- ‘Its contents continue to be a heavily guarded state secret.’
- ‘People convicted of deliberately leaking state secrets could face jail terms of three to 10 years.’
- ‘Actual death penalty statistics are a closely guarded state secret.’
- 1.1humorous An important and closely guarded piece of information:‘her marriage was on the rocks, which was hardly a state secret at the time’
- ‘She also owns an iPod, although her playlist is a closely-guarded state secret.’
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