adjective, priv·i·er, priv·i·est.
noun, plural priv·ies.
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Origin of privy
Words nearby privy
Example sentences from the Web for privy
Given their status, reviewers are privy to moments of birding vulnerability, such as when birders make identification mistakes.
I’ve been in a lot of rooms and have been privy to conversations about user suppression, interactions with government officials, hiding company secrets, manipulation of employees, and internal discussions.Former Facebook employee’s new book exposes Big Tech’s dirty secrets|Danielle Abril|October 25, 2020|Fortune
Unfortunately I was not privy to blood volume and therefore hematocrit levels.Inside a secret running program at Nike and a win-at-all-costs corporate culture|Rachel King|October 6, 2020|Fortune
The “Q” of QAnon is supposedly a high-level government official privy to these secrets because of a top-secret security clearance.As QAnon grew, Facebook and Twitter missed years of warning signs about the conspiracy theory’s violent nature|Craig Timberg, Elizabeth Dwoskin|October 1, 2020|Washington Post
In response to Charvel’s letter, a principal of the financing firm that has stepped up to represent investors following the city’s decision to stop paying rent said lenders also weren’t privy to all of Cisterra’s expenses.The City Doesn’t Know Where $14M in Ash Street Deal Went|Lisa Halverstadt|September 26, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Pinsky was also privy to payouts for his celebrity, accepting a lucrative consulting gig with Janssen Pharmaceutica.
I'm just an average citizen not privy to that kind of information.Reader Poll Results: Do you Care That the NSA Is Spying on You?|The Daily Beast|June 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Neither Wyden nor Feingold, who were both privy to the interpretation, ever disclosed further details.
He believes he is privy to information not reflected in polls.
For the believers who turned to him, Elyashiv's rulings carried the weight of someone privy to God's will.
It has been said that the Duke betrayed the Bourbons and was privy to the Emperor's return, but this is a calumny.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Having wound these about the waist, they twist them so that they cover the privy parts.
The books of the Treasury and of the Privy Council were rescued, and are still preserved.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
His privy councillors are to be found among slaveholders in the United States.
His continued efforts to suppress the drama finally led the troupes to appeal for re22lief to the Privy Council.Shakespearean Playhouses|Joseph Quincy Adams