adjective, privier, priviest.
participating in the knowledge of something private or secret (usually followed by to ): Many persons were privy to the plot.
private; assigned to private uses.
belonging or pertaining to some particular person, especially with reference to a sovereign.
secret, concealed, hidden, or secluded.
acting or done in secret.
noun, plural privies.
outhouse ( def 1 ).
Law. a person participating directly in or having a derivative interest in a legal transaction.

1175–1225; Middle English prive < Old French: private (adj.), close friend, private place (noun) < Latin prīvātus private Unabridged
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privy (ˈprɪvɪ)
adj (foll by to) , privier, priviest
1.  participating in the knowledge of something secret
2.  archaic secret, hidden, etc
3.  archaic of or relating to one person only
n , privier, priviest, privies
4.  a lavatory, esp an outside one
5.  law See privity a person in privity with another
[C13: from Old French privé something private, from Latin prīvātusprivate]

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Word Origin & History

"private," early 13c., from O.Fr. privé, from L. privatus (see private). Meaning "participating in a secret" (usually with to) is attested from late 14c. The noun meaning "toilet" is early 13c., from O.Fr. privé, from the adj. Privy Council is from c.1300 in
a general sense; specifically of the British government, first attested late 14c., as consaile priue.
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Example sentences
The area has a disabled-accessible fishing dock and privies.
It also has an improved campground with gravel pads, fire grates, and privies.
Pit privies should only be used as a last resort where other types of
  facilities are not possible.
Each camp has shelters, tent pads, water and privies.
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