Pronunciation: (priv'ē), [key]
adj., priv•i•er, priv•i•est,
n., pl. priv•ies.

1. participating in the knowledge of something private or secret (usually fol. by to): Many persons were privy to the plot.
2. private; assigned to private uses.
3. belonging or pertaining to some particular person, esp. with reference to a sovereign.
4. secret, concealed, hidden, or secluded.
5. acting or done in secret.

1. outhouse (def. 1).
2. Law.a person participating directly in or having a derivative interest in a legal transaction.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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