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English definition of “private”

private

adjective (NOT OFFICIAL)    /ˈpraɪ.vət/
B2 controlled or paid for by a person or company and not by the government: private education/healthcare a private doctor/dentist Banks should be supporting small private businesses.Business and commerce - general words
(Definition of private adjective (NOT OFFICIAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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