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1 : confined to a few [ membership]
2 : excluding outsiders or witnesses
: conducted in secrecy [ hearings]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.