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Sub rosa

“Sub rosa” is a Latin phrase that means “under the rose” in English. It is used to indicate secrecy or confidentiality. The phrase has its roots in ancient Rome, where a rose was a symbol of confidentiality. In modern times, “sub rosa” often refers to actions, discussions, or agreements conducted privately or in secret. This implies that the information shared should not be disclosed to others and should be kept confidential.

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