privy: Meaning and Definition of


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