Associations to the word «Privy»


PRIVY, adjective. (now chiefly historical) Private, exclusive; not public; one's own.
PRIVY, adjective. (now rare) (archaic) Secret, hidden, concealed.
PRIVY, adjective. With knowledge of; party to; let in on.
PRIVY, noun. An outdoor toilet; latrine; earth closet; john; johnny house.
PRIVY, noun. (legal) A partaker; one having an interest in an action, contract, etc. to which he is not himself a party.
PRIVY COUNCIL, noun. A body of advisers to a sovereign functioning much as a cabinet.
PRIVY COUNCIL, noun. The British Privy Council.
PRIVY COUNCILLOR, noun. A member of a privy council; a close, intimate advisor, usually to a monarch.
PRIVY COUNCILS, noun. Plural of privy council
PRIVY PURSE, noun. (British) The amount of money the monarch may use for private or personal expenses
PRIVY PURSE, noun. (British) A member of the office which deals with the monarch's finances.
PRIVY SEAL, noun. The position of Keeper of the Privy Seal.
PRIVY SEAL, noun. The personal seal of a English or Scottish monarch.
PRIVY SEAL, noun. A document to which such a seal is attached; specifically, a warrant demanding a loan.

Dictionary definition

PRIVY, noun. A room or building equipped with one or more toilets.
PRIVY, noun. A small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate.
PRIVY, adjective. Hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden".
PRIVY, adjective. (followed by `to') informed about something secret or not generally known; "privy to the details of the conspiracy".

Wise words

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mohandas Gandhi