Private

Pri"vate

(pr"vt), n. 1. A secret message; a personal unofficial communication. [Obs.] Shak.
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2. Personal interest; particular business.[Obs.]
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Nor must I be unmindful of my private.
B. Jonson.
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3. Privacy; retirement. [Archaic] "Go off; I discard you; let me enjoy my private." Shak.
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4. One not invested with a public office. [Archaic]
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What have kings, that privates have not too?
Shak.
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5. (Mil.) A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer. Macaulay.
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6. pl. The private parts; the genitals.
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In private, secretly; not openly or publicly.
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