toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom(noun)
a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
outhouse, privy, earth-closet, jakes(adj)
a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate
privy, secluded, secret(adj)
hidden from general view or use
"a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"
(followed by `to') informed about something secret or not generally known
"privy to the details of the conspiracy"
A necessary house or place for performing excretory functions in private; an outhouse; a backhouse.
an outdoor toilet; latrine; earth closet; john; johnny house.
A partaker; one having an interest in an action, contract, etc. to which he is not himself a party.
Private, exclusive; that is one's own.
The king retreated to his privy chamber.
Secret, hidden, concealed.
With knowledge of; party to; let in on.
He was privy to the discussions.
Origin: privé, from privatus. More at private
of or pertaining to some person exclusively; assigned to private uses; not public; private; as, the privy purse
appropriated to retirement; private; not open to the public
admitted to knowledge of a secret transaction; secretly cognizant; privately knowing
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
a necessary house or place; a backhouse
Origin: [F. priv, fr. L. privatus. See Private.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
priv′i, adj. private: pertaining to one person: for private uses: secret: appropriated to retirement: admitted to the knowledge of something secret.—n. (law) a person having an interest in an action: a necessary house.—adv. Priv′ily, privately: secretly.—ns. Priv′ity, secrecy: something kept private: knowledge, shared with another, of something private or confidential: knowledge implying concurrence: relation between different interests, as, for example, in feudal tenure the interests of several persons in the same land, the mutual relationships of contractor and contractee, the relation caused by common knowledge in breaches of contract: (obs.) seclusion, intimacy; Priv′y-cham′ber, private apartment in a royal residence; Priv′y-coun′cil, the private council of a sovereign to advise in the administration of government; Priv′y-coun′cillor, a member of the privy-council; Priv′y-purse, the purse or money for the private or personal use of the sovereign; Priv′y-seal, -sig′net, the seal used by or for the king in subordinate matters, or those which are not to pass the great seal; Priv′y-ver′dict, a verdict given to a judge out of court.—Gentlemen ushers of the privy-chamber, four officials in the royal household who attend certain court ceremonies. [Fr. privé—L. privatus, private.]
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The numerical value of privy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of privy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The coroner was not privy to all the information.
I was incredibly surprised to learn there were components of the deal that Congress was not going to be privy to.
There has been a conversation about it, i'm not privy to all of the discussion that happens in the writers' room, but I do know early on the topic of safer sex has been brought up.
An old quote says that none can fool all the people ALL THE TIME, but the fact is that no one can do this AT ANY TIME as some persons are surely going to be privy to it AT EACH TIME.
We want to peacefully resolve our overlapping exclusive economic zone claims to avoid further friction which may result in an accident, there are ongoing backroom talks to come to an agreement but I am not privy to these talks.
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- خاص, سريArabic
- Abort, eingeweiht, Klo, geheimGerman
- käymälä, puucee, perillä, yksityinen, tietoinen, salainen, ulkokäymälä, ulkovessaFinnish
- privé, unique, complice, exclusif, instruitFrench
- torohē, turumaMāori
- medeplichtig, exclusief, privé, ingeweid, uniekDutch
- utedoNorwegian Nynorsk
- wychodek, wygódka, sławojka, latrynaPolish
- confidencial, particular, privado, banheiro, privativo, exclusivoPortuguese
- осведомлённый, уборная, отхожее место, посвящённый, личный, приватный, частныйRussian
- dass, invigd, utedassSwedish
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