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1. Causing deprivation, lack, or loss.
2. Grammar Altering the meaning of a term from positive to negative.
n. Grammar
A privative prefix or suffix, such as a-, non-, un-, or -less.

[Middle English privatif, from Latin prīvātīvus, from prīvātus, past participle of prīvāre, to deprive; see private.]

priv′a·tive·ly adv.
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Why sponsoring privatively the production/training of PhDs could benefit other beyond the private sponsor?
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After the 1789 Revolution in France, the Catholic colleges in France were confiscated by the government and Irish seminarians and lay men could no longer be educated there, but from 1792 Catholics in Ireland were allowed to have their own privatively funded schools.
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For example in 2009 of 172 hospitals, 67 were state owned, 22 were run by regional or local governments, and 83 were privatively owned and run on either profit or not-for-profit lines.