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privy originally (in Middle English) = ‘private’.
Privy Council a body of advisers appointed by a sovereign or a Governor General (now chiefly on an honorary basis and including present and former government ministers).

In historical use, the term can also denote a sovereign's or Governor General's private counsellors.
privy seal in the UK, a seal affixed to documents that are afterwards to pass the Great Seal or that do not require it. Recorded from Middle English, the name means ‘private seal’.

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priv·y / ˈprivē/ • adj. (privy to) sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private): he was no longer privy to her innermost thoughts. ∎ archaic hidden; secret: a privy place. • n. (pl. priv·ies) 1. a toilet located in a small shed outside a house or other building; outhouse. 2. Law a person having a part or interest in any action, matter, or thing. DERIVATIVES: priv·i·ly / ˈprivəlē/ adv.

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Privy

PRIVY

One who has a direct, successive relationship to another individual; a coparticipant; one who has an interest in a matter; private.

Privy refers to a person in privity with another—that is, someone involved in a particular transaction that results in a union, connection, or direct relationship with another. Privies in blood are the heirs of an ancestor. Privies in estate are people who succeed or receive an assignment of property, such as a grantor and a grantee, lessor and lessee, or assignor and assignee.

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