• IPA: /ˈpɹɪv.i/


  1. (now chiefly historical) Private, exclusive; not public; one's own. [from early 13th c.]
    The king retreated to his privy chamber.
    the privy purse
  2. (now rare, archaic) Secret, hidden, concealed.
  3. With knowledge of; party to; let in on. [from late 14th c.]
    He was privy to the discussions.
Translations Translations Noun

privy (plural privies)

  1. An outdoor facility for urination and defecation, whether open (latrine) or enclosed (outhouse).
  2. A lavatory: a room with a toilet.
  3. A toilet: a fixture used for urination and defecation.
  4. (legal) A partaker; one having an interest in an action, contract, etc. to which he is not himself a party.

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