(?), n.;
pl. Privities (-tz).
[From Privy, a.: cf. F. privaut extreme familiarity.]
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1. Privacy; secrecy; confidence. Chaucer.
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I will unto you, in privity, discover . . . my purpose.
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2. Private knowledge; joint knowledge with another of a private concern; cognizance implying consent or concurrence.
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All the doors were laid open for his departure, not without the privity of the Prince of Orange.
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3. A private matter or business; a secret. Chaucer.
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4. pl. The genitals; the privates.
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5. (Law) A connection, or bond of union, between parties, as to some particular transaction; mutual or successive relationship to the same rights of property.
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