Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
Happening or done in secret.‘sub rosa inspections’
- ‘Sub Rosa is a Latin term meaning secrecy, literally translating to ‘under the rose’. The rose in ancient times was a symbol of sworn confidence of participants at a meeting.’
in secret, secretly, in private, privately, in confidence, confidentially, behind closed doors, surreptitiously, discreetly, furtively, clandestinely, on the quiet, on the sly, unofficially, off the record, between ourselvesView synonyms
- ‘the committee operates sub rosa’
Latin, literally ‘under the rose’, as an emblem of secrecy.
Are You Learning English? Here Are Our Top English Tips