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Meaning of PRIVITY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Priv"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Privities} (-t[i^]z). [From
{Privy}, a.: cf. F. privaut['e] extreme familiarity.]
1. Privacy; secrecy; confidence. --Chaucer.

         I will unto you, in privity, discover . . . my
         purpose.                              --Spenser.

2. Private knowledge; joint knowledge with another of a
   private concern; cognizance implying consent or
   concurrence.

         All the doors were laid open for his departure, not
         without the privity of the Prince of Orange.
                                               --Swift.

3. A private matter or business; a secret. --Chaucer.

4. pl. The genitals; the privates.

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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