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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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