1. An outdoor toilet; latrine; earth closet; john; johnny house.
  2. A partaker; one having an interest in an action, contract, etc. to which he is not himself a party.


  1. Private, exclusive; not public; one's own.
    The king retreated to his privy chamber.
    the privy purse
  2. Secret, hidden, concealed.
  3. With knowledge of; party to; let in on.
    He was privy to the discussions.

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