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a veil of secrecy

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  • veil of secrecy — cover of secrecy, envelope of secrecy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • imposition of veil of secrecy — index censorship Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • veil — veil1 [veıl] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old North French; Origin: veile, from Latin vela, plural of velum sail, curtain, cloth, veil ] 1.) a thin piece of material that women wear to cover their faces at formal occasions or for religious reasons ▪ She …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • veil — I UK [veɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms veil : singular veil plural veils * 1) a) a thin piece of cloth worn over a woman s head and often partly over her face b) the veil the practice of wearing a veil for covering the face, followed by… …   English dictionary

  • veil — veil1 [ veıl ] noun count * 1. ) a thin piece of cloth worn over a woman s head and often partly over her face a ) the veil the practice of wearing a veil for covering the face, followed by women in Islamic countries 2. ) a layer of something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • veil — 1 noun (C) 1 a thin piece of material worn by women to cover their faces at formal occasions such as weddings, or for religious reasons 2 the veil the system in Islamic countries in which women must keep their faces covered in public places 3… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • veil — Synonyms and related words: alibi, apology, apply to, awning, bamboo curtain, barrier of secrecy, beach umbrella, becloud, befog, blackout, blanket, blind, block, bosom, camouflage, canopy, censorship, classify, cloak, clothe, cloud, coat, color …   Moby Thesaurus

  • secrecy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, complete, total ▪ great, strict, utmost ▪ excessive ▪ government …   Collocations dictionary

  • veil — noun 1 piece of material for covering a woman s head ADJECTIVE ▪ thin ▪ black, white ▪ bridal, wedding ▪ The bridal veil was fringed with lace …   Collocations dictionary

  • veil — [[t]ve͟ɪl[/t]] veils 1) N COUNT A veil is a piece of thin soft cloth that women sometimes wear over their heads and which can also cover their face. She s got long fair hair but she s got a veil over it... She swathes her face in a veil of… …   English dictionary

  • veil — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French veil, veille, from Latin vela, plural of velum sail, awning, curtain Date: 13th century 1. a. a length of cloth worn by women as a covering for the head and shoulders and often especially in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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