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n. pl. priv·i·ties
1. Knowledge of something private or secret shared between individuals, especially with the implication of approval or consent.
2. Law A relation of interest or identity between parties close enough to make one party subject to a suit on a claim against the other or conferred with the same rights and obligations as the other.

[Middle English privete, secrecy, privacy, from Old French, from Medieval Latin prīvitās, from Latin prīvus, single, alone; see per in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ties
1. (Law) a legally recognized relationship existing between two parties, such as that between lessor and lessee and between the parties to a contract: privity of estate; privity of contract.
2. secret knowledge that is shared
[C13: from Old French priveté]


(ˈprɪv ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. private or secret knowledge.
2. participation in the knowledge of something private or secret, esp. as implying concurrence or consent.
3. Law. the relation between privies.
[1175–1225; Middle English privete, privite < Old French. See privy, -ity]


- The state of being private or secret.
See also related terms for private.
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62) This theory reflected judicial and societal concern with the potentially unlimited liability for sellers in expanding liability beyond privity of contract.
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Even if it had been determined that Ingrid Ostram was contractually bound to refuse the testamentary gift, there does not appear to be any privity of contract between the appellant and Ingrid Ostram which would allow the appellant to enforce clause 20 of the separation agreement.