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(adj) private; in the knowledge of or a participant in a private, secret matter. Origin: L privus, private Harry Potter's eager fans said that they were jealous of the employees of Bloomsbury, the publisher of the Harry Potter books. Those lucky people were privy to the contents of each book so much before the general public. The newspaper report read: 'a source privy to the internal discussions at the ministry has told us that..."