If they were privy to inside information about revenues looking weak, is that a problem?
He believes he is privy to information not reflected in polls.
We have reason to believe he was privy to this report before it was released.
I was privy to the disappointment because I had been asked to moderate the panel.
You grew up in West Virginia, so were you privy to any Midwestern quirkiness?
He is by office a privy councillor, and it has long been the practice to make him a peer and also a cabinet minister.
After the privy Council outrage there was very little for Franklin to do.
Besides the persons I have named, the Empress Elizabeth alone was privy to my disguise.
This question was referred to a committee of eight privy Councillors.
The decisions of the privy Council are final; their twofold character as opinions and judgments deserve special attention.
"private," early 13c., from Old French privé "friendly, intimate; a private place," from Latin privatus "private, personal" (see private (adj.)). Meaning "participating in (a secret)" (usually with to) is attested from late 14c. Related: Privily. Privy Council is from c.1300 in a general sense; specifically of the British government, first attested late 14c., as consaile priue. Privy member "organ of sex" is from late 13c.
"toilet," c.1200, from Old French privé, privee "latrine," literally "private place," from noun use of adjective privé (see privy (adj.)).
An outdoor toilet without plumbing; backhouse, Chic Sale (1662+)