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privy British & World English

Sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private)

privy English Thesaurus

she was not privy to any information contained in those letters

privy to in privy British & World English

Sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private)

privy purse British & World English

(In the UK) taxed funds provided by the Duchy of Lancaster to meet some official expenditure incurred by the monarch, plus his or her private expenses

privy seal British & World English

(In the UK) a seal affixed to state documents

privy chamber British & World English

A private apartment in a royal residence

Privy Council British & World English

A body of advisers appointed by a sovereign or a Governor General (now chiefly on an honorary basis and including present and former government ministers)

Privy Council New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

advisers appointed by a sovereign or Governor General

privy counsellor British & World English

A member of a Privy Council

Lord Privy Seal British & World English

(In the UK) a senior cabinet minister without specified official duties

Lord Privy Seal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

senior cabinet minister without specified official duties

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council British & World English

(In the UK) a court made up of members of the House of Lords and others, which considers appeals made to the Sovereign in Council concerning decisions of some Commonwealth courts outside the UK