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retiracy

n.

1824, American English, irregularly from retire on model of privacy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Historical Examples

  • The writer went into a 'state of retiracy' and 'threw himself into his task.'

    The Knickerbocker, Vol. 22, No. 2, August 1843

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  • You go into retiracy when you choose, and can again at any moment mingle with the crowd.