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privy

Law a person in privity with another

privy

An outhouse which serves as a toilet.
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A sub-group of Ferguslie Community Council, Pals of the Privies was created from an interest in improving Glencoats Park.
'An order of interim injunction is hereby granted the claimants/applicants restraining the 1st defendant from reorganising, dealing and/or relating with the 2nd-7th defendants or any other person or either by themselves, servants, agents, staff and/or privies as the executive committee members of the Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP pending the determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction already filed in this suit.
Many family members in Yorkshire would sit down together, using two-holer privies and even four-holers.
This survey of small 18th century "outbuildings" through the Mid-Atlantic details the architectural styles of these outdoor privies, smokehouses, kitchens and small offices.
The sewage authority wants to ban their outdoor privies and has issued a $1,000 per day fine and threatened jail time if they do not cease using the facilities at home and at their school.
While coonskin-capped colonists are shouting "Huzzah!" and using "privies," our narrator is some times "hot with desire" and having his "breath taken away."
Porter points out that Wright, the first editor of the glossary, 'took all the words to be equivalents meaning both "treasury" and "privy"'.(3) Actually, this is not quite correct, for 'privy' is the only meaning Wright gives in his note on the word goldhordhus: 'This word is very curious as a name for a privy, in connection with the words gold-finder and gold-farmer, which were used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries for a cleaner-out of privies. The durability of such popular phrases is extraordinary.'(4) From here, the definition 'privy' made it into both the Bosworth-Toiler and the Clark Hall dictionaries - in fact, these dictionaries do not include the definition 'treasury' at all!(5)
Pals of the Privies and Heather Clissett, who set up the Erskine Community Garden, are both working to improve their local area for the enjoyment of everyone.