sub rosa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from post-Classical Latin sub rosā (under the rose), from sub (under) + rosā (rose). Compare earlier under the rose.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsʌb.ˈɹəʊ.zə/

Adverb[edit]

sub rosa

  1. In secret or covertly; privately, confidentially. [from 17th c.]
    they held the meeting sub rosa

Adjective[edit]

sub rosa

  1. Carried out secretly or confidentially.

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Noun[edit]

sub rosa (uncountable)

  1. (slang, in workers' compensation cases) Covert surveillance video used to catch workers' compensation applicants and show that they are in fact not injured.

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