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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.]
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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]
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priv•i•ty(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.
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privity- The state of being private or secret.
See also related terms for private.
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