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English definition of “privately”

privately

adverb     /ˈpraɪvətli/
not said or done officially or publicly : say/acknowledge/admit privately Officials privately admitted that the data was unreliable .speak/meet privately (with sb) He met privately with his administrative team late in the day .
ECONOMICS owned or financed by a company or group of people , rather than by the government : privately run / operated / managed . privately funded projects
(Definition of privately adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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