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private school

noun [C] uk   us  
a school that does not receive financial support from the government
Translations of “private school”
in Korean 사립 학교…
in Arabic مَدرَسة خاصّة…
in Portuguese escola particular…
in Catalan escola de pagament…
in Japanese 私立学校, 私学…
in Italian scuola privata…
in Chinese (Traditional) 私立學校…
in Chinese (Simplified) 私立学校…
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