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privily

[ priv-uh-lee ]
/ ˈprɪv ə li /
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adverb
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
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British Dictionary definitions for privily

privily
/ (ˈprɪvɪlɪ) /

adverb
archaic, or literary in a secret way
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