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  1. A special seal used for private correspondence.
    • 1774, Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History (page 334)
      A personal Seal having a secretum is unusual; with armorial and monastic seals they are very common; []




  1. inflection of sēcrētus:
    1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular
    2. accusative masculine singular


sēcrētum n (genitive sēcrētī); second declension

  1. withdrawal, loneliness, secluded place
  2. secret, private matter or conversation
    in secreto, in secretum, a secretosecretly, discreetly, in a private manner, without witness
  3. (in plural) private life
  4. (in plural) secret documents
  5. (in plural) mystery, secret cult
  6. to be mysterious, mysterious presence


Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sēcrētum sēcrēta
Genitive sēcrētī sēcrētōrum
Dative sēcrētō sēcrētīs
Accusative sēcrētum sēcrēta
Ablative sēcrētō sēcrētīs
Vocative sēcrētum sēcrēta


  • secretum”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • secretum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • secretum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) in private; tête-à-tête: remotis arbitris or secreto
  • Dizionario Latino, Olivetti