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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Privy  \Priv"y\,  a.  [F.  priv['e],  fr  L.  privatus.  See 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  some  person  exclusively;  assigned  to 
  private  uses;  not  public;  private;  as  the  privy  purse.  `` 
  Privee  knights  and  squires.''  --Chaucer. 
  2.  Secret;  clandestine.  ``  A  privee  thief.''  --Chaucer. 
  3.  Appropriated  to  retirement;  private;  not  open  to  the 
  public.  ``  Privy  chambers.''  --Ezek.  xxi.  14. 
  4.  Admitted  to  knowledge  of  a  secret  transaction;  secretly 
  cognizant;  privately  knowing. 
  His  wife  also  being  privy  to  it  --Acts  v.  2. 
  Myself  am  one  made  privy  to  the  plot.  --Shak. 
  {Privy  chamber},  a  private  apartment  in  a  royal  residence. 
  {Privy  council}  (Eng.  Law),  the  principal  council  of  the 
  sovereign,  composed  of  the  cabinet  ministers  and  other 
  persons  chosen  by  the  king  or  queen.  --Burrill. 
  {Privy  councilor},  a  member  of  the  privy  council. 
  {Privy  purse},  moneys  set  apart  for  the  personal  use  of  the 
  monarch;  also  the  title  of  the  person  having  charge  of 
  these  moneys.  [Eng.]  --Macaulay. 
  {Privy  seal}  or  {signed},  the  seal  which  the  king  uses  in 
  grants,  etc.,  which  are  to  pass  the  great  seal,  or  which 
  the  uses  in  matters  of  subordinate  consequence  which  do 
  not  require  the  great  seal;  also  elliptically,  the 
  principal  secretary  of  state,  or  person  intrusted  with  the 
  privy  seal.  [Eng.] 
  {Privy  verdict},  a  verdict  given  privily  to  the  judge  out  of 
  court;  --  now  disused.  --Burrill. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Privy  \Priv"y\,  n.;  pl  {Privies}. 
  1.  (Law)  A  partaker;  a  person  having  an  interest  in  any 
  action  or  thing  one  who  has  an  interest  in  an  estate 
  created  by  another;  a  person  having  an  interest  derived 
  from  a  contract  or  conveyance  to  which  he  is  not  himself  a 
  party.  The  term,  in  its  proper  sense  is  distinguished 
  from  party.  --Burrill.  Wharton. 
  2.  A  necessary  house  or  place  a  backhouse. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  hidden  from  general  view  or  use  "a  privy  place  to  rest  and 
  think";  "a  secluded  romantic  spot";  "a  secret  garden" 
  [syn:  {secluded},  {secret}] 
  2:  (followed  by  `to')  informed  about  something  secret  or  not 
  generally  known  "privy  to  the  details  of  the  conspiracy" 
  [syn:  {privy(p)}] 
  n  1:  a  room  equipped  with  washing  and  toilet  facilities  [syn:  {toilet}, 
  {lavatory},  {lav},  {can},  {facility},  {john},  {bathroom}] 
  2:  a  small  building  with  a  bench  having  holes  through  which  a 
  user  can  defecate  [syn:  {outhouse},  {earth-closet},  {jakes}] 

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