Definition of privy:
individualized, posterior, lav, peculiar, mystical, unique, outbuilding, rear, commode, behind, canful, pot, hugger-mugger, behind-the-scenes, bum, outhouse, sneaky, idiomatic, secret, particular, buttocks, patented, annex, separate, informed, inside, stern, hole-and-corner, keister, hindquarters, tooshie, hidden, seat, prat, fundament, orphic, can buoy, arse, trick, stool, john, tin can, cloistered, secluded, nates, washstand, toilet, buns, subjective, mystic, butt, tin, can, backside, underhand, rear end, cloak-and-dagger, undercover, confidential, washbasin, tail, washbowl, rump, folly, esoteric, encampment, tail end, personalized, awning, bath, gutter, occult, sneaking, surreptitious, jakes, carport, underhanded, lavatory, stealthy, whoremonger, reclusive, unavowed, bottom, toilette, private, fanny, covert, singular, clandestine, throne, furtive, intimate, whoremaster, tush, lapa, underground, specific, backstairs, sneak, flush toilet, hush-hush, hind end, mysterious, personal, bathroom, stealth, earth-closet, basin, marquee, nonpublic, hushed, crapper, annexe, derriere, sequestered, potty, sewer, ass, personal.
It is a moral duty towards one's colleagues, which ceases when by lapse of time, or otherwise, the reason for it has been removed; and the secrets must be kept from other privy councillors, the leaders of the Opposition for example, as well as from the rest of the world.- "The Government of England (Vol. I)", A. Lawrence Lowell.
- "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
- "Speeches of His Majesty Kamehameha IV. To the Hawaiian Legislature", Kamehameha IV.