privy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"privy" in British English

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privyadjective

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

privynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈprɪv.i/ old use
a ​toilet, ​especially in a very ​smallbuilding in the ​garden of a ​house
(Definition of privy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"privy" in American English

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privyadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈprɪv·i/ fml
having ​secretknowledge: Only ​topmanagement was privy to (= ​knew about) the ​proposedmerger.
(Definition of privy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “privy”
in Spanish consejo privado…
in Vietnamese hội đồng cơ mật…
in Malaysian bersubahat…
in Thai สภาองคมนตรี…
in French conseil privé…
in German Geheimer Staatsrat…
in Indonesian penasihat…
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