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Word of the Day 06/11/18 Sub Rosa

Sub Rosa (adverb)
sub rosa [suhb roh-zuh]


adverb
1. confidentially; secretly; privately.

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Origin: First recorded in 1920–25, sub rosa is from the Latin word sub rosā literally, under the rose, from the ancient use of the rose at meetings as a symbol of the sworn confidence of the participants

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