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privy

adjective uk   /ˈprɪv.i/ formal us  
be privy to sth to be told information that is not told to many people: I was never privy to conversations between top management.

privy

noun [C] uk   /ˈprɪv.i/ old use us  
a toilet, especially in a very small building in the garden of a house
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