noun, plural priv·i·ties.
- privileged altar,
- privileged site,
- privy chamber,
- privy coat,
- privy council,
- privy purse
Origin of privity
Examples from the Web for privity
I must not forget to mention that I have received (probably not without your privity) Mr. Twining's valuable volume.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
He doth ask by what right, privity, or pretence, ye appear within his castle or stronghold upon this island?
All this whole matter, even to my writing my Letter to Kid, was transacted with the privity and advice of the Councill.
Washington was not consulted in the matter: the project was submitted to Congress, and sanctioned by them without his privity.
Clarendon assured him the statement was inserted without his privity, and he had nothing to do with it.The Greville Memoirs (Third Part) Volume I (of II)|Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for privity
early 13c., from Old French privité, priveté "privacy; a secret, private matter" (c.1200), from prive "private," from Latin privus (see private (adj.)).