Priv"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Privities (-t&icr;z). [From Privy, a.: cf. F. privaut'e extreme familiarity.]
Privacy; secrecy; confidence.
I will unto you, in privity, discover . . . my purpose.
Private knowledge; joint knowledge with another of a private concern; cognizance implying consent or concurrence.
All the doors were laid open for his departure, not without the privity of the Prince of Orange.
A private matter or business; a secret.
The genitals; the privates.
A connection, or bond of union, between parties, as to some particular transaction; mutual or successive relationship to the same rights of property.
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