privity

[ priv-i-tee ]
/ ˈprɪv ɪ ti /

noun, plural priv·i·ties.

private or secret knowledge.
participation in the knowledge of something private or secret, especially as implying concurrence or consent.
Law. the relation between privies.
Obsolete. privacy.

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Origin of privity

1175–1225; Middle English privete, privite < Old French. See privy, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM privity

non·priv·i·ty, noun, plural non·priv·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for privity

privity
/ (ˈprɪvɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a legally recognized relationship existing between two parties, such as that between lessor and lessee and between the parties to a contractprivity of estate; privity of contract
secret knowledge that is shared

Word Origin for privity

C13: from Old French priveté
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