privy


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privy

Law a person in privity with another

privy

An outhouse which serves as a toilet.
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These buildings to be for privy lodgings on both sides; and the end for privy galleries.
He was conducted first before the Privy Council, and afterwards to the Horse Guards, and then was taken by way of Westminster Bridge, and back over London Bridge (for the purpose of avoiding the main streets), to the Tower, under the strongest guard ever known to enter its gates with a single prisoner.
I suspected her at once of being privy to the suppression of the Diamond.
She was privy, one evening, to the hopes of her aunt Norris on the subject, as well as to her feelings, and the feelings of Mrs.
And so much was said in this way, that Anne thought she could not do better than impart among them the general inclination to which she was privy, and persuaded them all to go to Lyme at once.
There is the registrar below the judge, in wig and gown; and there are two or three maces, or petty- bags, or privy purses, or whatever they may be, in legal court suits.
Thus, when a waiter did not fetch the right number of glasses, Michael would remain quite still, until Cocky, at a privy signal from Steward, standing on one leg, with the free claw would clutch Michael's neck and apparently talk into Michael's ear.
For more than a year I managed, unsuspected, to keep the Privy Purse fairly supplied by the exercise of my caricaturing abilities.
Sports CEC Robert Sumbi said he is not privy to the information which has been heavily circulated on social media since Thursday.
The question for #Ask Examiner has been posed by a reader who wonders what happened to the humble Yorkshire privy.
English Heritage said the brick structure in the grounds of Brodsworth Hall, in South Yorkshire, is England's poshest privy and a rare surviving example.
Guardian of the Treaty: The Privy Council Appeal and Irish Sovereignty