privy


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Synonyms for privy

lavatory

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informed of

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Synonyms for privy

belonging or confined to a particular person or group as opposed to the public or the government

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a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate

hidden from general view or use

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(followed by 'to') informed about something secret or not generally known

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References in classic literature ?
These buildings to be for privy lodgings on both sides; and the end for privy galleries.
Thus, when a waiter did not fetch the right number of glasses, Michael would remain quite still, until Cocky, at a privy signal from Steward, standing on one leg, with the free claw would clutch Michael's neck and apparently talk into Michael's ear.
For more than a year I managed, unsuspected, to keep the Privy Purse fairly supplied by the exercise of my caricaturing abilities.
Her serious face was a sight to see, when she rang for the cook, and the two held a privy council in a corner.
And I still had a sweet tooth, and on privy occasions when there was no man to see, bought candy and blissfully devoured it.
This was Sir John Russell, gentleman of the Privy Chamber, soldier, ambassador, and favorite of King Henry VIII.
He never doubted the tale; he felt it was true; knew it as well, now, as if he had been privy to it all along.
In the face of the probabilities, in the face of the facts, he had now firmly persuaded himself that Sir Joseph was privy to the fraud that had been practiced on him.
We call upon the privy councilor Pyotr Petrovitch Bol," the voice began again.
If Miss Verinder is not privy to the suppression of the Diamond, what do these things mean?
I suspected her at once of being privy to the suppression of the Diamond.
Do you suppose Barnaby is privy to these circumstances?
He had worked his stony way into Her Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council's Schedule B, and had taken the bloom off the higher branches of mathematics and physical science, French, German, Latin, and Greek.
When Prince Bladud had been shut up in the lofty turret for the greater part of a year, with no better prospect before his bodily eyes than a stone wall, or before his mental vision than prolonged imprisonment, he naturally began to ruminate on a plan of escape, which, after months of preparation, he managed to accomplish; considerately leaving his dinner-knife in the heart of his jailer, lest the poor fellow (who had a family) should be considered privy to his flight, and punished accordingly by the infuriated king.
Mears began this book, which is a revised dissertation completed under John Guy's direction, to determine whether Jurgen Habermas's theory of the public sphere could be applied to Elizabethan England; as part of her research agenda she also assesses the privy council's role at court and critiques feminist scholarship.