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private

adjective /ˈpraivət/
of, for, or belonging to, one person or group, not to the general public
privé
The headmaster lives in a private apartment in the school in my private (=personal) opinion This information is to be kept strictly private You shouldn’t listen to private conversations.
having no public or official position or rank
simple (citoyen/-enne)
It is your duty as a private citizen to report this matter to the police.
privacy /ˈprivəsi, (American) ˈprai-/ noun the state of being away from other people’s sight or interest
intimité
in the privacy of your own home.
privately adverb
en privé
private enterprise the management and financing of industry etc by individual persons or companies and not by the state.
entreprise privée
private means money that does not come from one’s work but from investment, inheritance etc.
fortune personnelle
in private with no-one else listening or watching; not in public
en privé
May I speak to you in private?
(Definition of private from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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