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priv·y

 (prĭv′ē)
adj.
1. Made a participant in knowledge of something private or secret: was privy to classified information.
2. Belonging or proper to a person, such as the British sovereign, in a private rather than official capacity.
3. Secret; concealed.
n. pl. priv·ies
1.
a. An outdoor toilet; an outhouse.
b. A toilet.
2. Law One in privity with another.

[Middle English prive, from Old French, from Latin prīvātus, private, from prīvus, single, alone; see per in Indo-European roots.]

privy

(ˈprɪvɪ)
adj, privier or priviest
1. (foll by: to) participating in the knowledge of something secret
2. archaic secret, hidden, etc
3. archaic of or relating to one person only
n, pl privies
4. a lavatory, esp an outside one
5. (Law) law a person in privity with another. See privity1
[C13: from Old French privé something private, from Latin prīvātus private]

priv•y

(ˈprɪv i)

adj. priv•i•er, priv•i•est, adj.
1. participating in the knowledge of something private or secret (usu. fol. by to): Many people were privy to the plot.
2. private; assigned to private uses.
3. belonging or pertaining to some particular person, esp. a sovereign.
4. secret, concealed, hidden, or secluded.
5. acting or done in secret.
n.
7. Law. a person who participates directly in or has an interest in a legal transaction.
[1175–1225; Middle English prive < Old French: private (adj.), close friend, private place (n.) < Latin prīvātus private]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.privy - a room or building equipped with one or more toiletsprivy - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
head - (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
commode, crapper, potty, pot, throne, toilet, stool, can - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
washroom - a lavatory (particularly a lavatory in a public place)
loo, W.C., water closet, closet - a toilet in Britain
2.privy - a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecateprivy - a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate
outbuilding - a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building
Adj.1.privy - hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"
private - confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"
2.privy - (followed by `to') informed about something secret or not generally known; "privy to the details of the conspiracy"
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"

privy

noun
1. (Obsolete) lavatory, closet, bog (slang), latrine, outside toilet, earth closet, pissoir (French) an outside privy
adjective
1. (with to) informed of, aware of, in on, wise to (slang), hip to (slang), switched-on to (informal), in the loop, apprised of, cognizant of, in the know about (informal), sussed of (Brit. slang) Only three people were privy to the facts.

privy

adjective
Belonging or confined to a particular person or group as opposed to the public or the government:
Translations
خاص، سِرّي، مُطَّلِع على السِّر
tajná rada
rådgivergruppe
slaptoji taryba
slepenā padome
danışmanlar kurulu

privy

[ˈprɪvɪ]
A. ADJ to be privy to sthestar al tanto or enterado de algo
B. Nretrete m, baño m (LAm)
C. CPD Privy Council N (Brit) → consejo m privado (del monarca)Consejo m de Estado
Privy Councillor N (Brit) → consejero/a m/f privado/a (del monarca)consejero/a m/f de Estado
Privy Purse N (Brit) → gastos mpl personales del monarca
PRIVY COUNCIL
El consejo de asesores de la Corona, conocido como Privy Council, tuvo su origen en la época de los normandos, y fue adquiriendo mayor importancia hasta ser substituido en 1688 por el actual Consejo de Ministros Cabinet. Hoy día sigue existiendo con un carácter fundamentalmente honorífico que se concede de forma automática a los ministros del gobierno, así como a otras personalidades políticas, eclesiásticas y jurídicas.

privy

[ˈprɪvi] adj
to be privy to sth [+ information, facts] → être au courant de qchprivy council nconseil privé

privy

adj to be privy to somethingin etw (acc)eingeweiht sein
nAbort m, → Abtritt m

Privy

:
Privy Council
Privy Councillor, (US) Privy Councilor
nGeheimrat m, → Geheimrätin f
Privy Purse
nPrivatschatulle f

privy

[ˈprɪvɪ]
1. adj to be privy to sthessere a conoscenza or al corrente di qc
2. n (old) (toilet) → gabinetto, ritirata

privy

(ˈprivi) : privy council
a group of statesmen appointed as advisers to a king or queen.
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This survey of small 18th century "outbuildings" through the Mid-Atlantic details the architectural styles of these outdoor privies, smokehouses, kitchens and small offices.
Its questionably 'sociable' two-seater outside loo, featured in David Bell's quirky architectural history book on Leicester and Rutland Privies, drew curious tourists.
These are some of his findings: the house of Edward Hinchliffe in Upper Cumberworth had a doorless privy which was causing odour problems; that it was the habit of Cumberworth residents to leave the contents of their privies in the highway; and that many people were emptying the contents of their chamber pots into the highway.