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privy

[ priv-ee ]
/ 藞pr瑟v i /
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adjective, priv路i路er, priv路i路est.
noun, plural priv路ies.
Law. a person participating directly in or having a derivative interest in a legal transaction.
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Origin of privy

1175鈥1225; Middle English prive<Old French: private (adj.), close friend, private place (noun) <Latin pr墨v膩tusprivate
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British Dictionary definitions for privy

privy
/ (藞pr瑟v瑟) /

adjective privier or priviest
(postpositive foll by to) participating in the knowledge of something secret
archaic secret, hidden, etc
archaic of or relating to one person only
noun plural privies
a lavatory, esp an outside one
law a person in privity with anotherSee privity (def. 1)

Word Origin for privy

C13: from Old French priv茅 something private, from Latin pr墨v膩tus private
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