- IPA: /ˈpɹɪv.i/
- (now chiefly historical) Private, exclusive; not public; one's own. [from early 13th c.]
- The king retreated to his privy chamber.
- the privy purse
- (now rare, archaic) Secret, hidden, concealed.
- With knowledge of; party to; let in on. [from late 14th c.]
- He was privy to the discussions.
- French: privé, unique, exclusif
- German: geheim
- Portuguese: privado, exclusivo, particular, privativo, confidencial
- Russian: в ку́рсе
privy (plural privies)
- An outdoor facility for urination and defecation, whether open (latrine) or enclosed (outhouse).
- A lavatory: a room with a toilet.
- A toilet: a fixture used for urination and defecation.
- (legal) A partaker; one having an interest in an action, contract, etc. to which he is not himself a party.