[ priv-uh-lee ]
/ ˈprɪv ə li /


in a privy manner; secretly.


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Origin of privily

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at privy, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for privily

/ (ˈprɪvɪlɪ) /


archaic, or literary in a secret way
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