Prívacy. n.s. [from private.]
- State of being secret; secrecy.
- Retirement; retreat.
Clamours our privacies uneasy made,
Birds leave their nests distrub'd, and beasts their haunts forsake. Dryden.
- [Privauté, Fr.] Privity; joint knowledge; great familiarity. Privacy in this sense is improper.
You see Frog is religiously true to his bargain, scorns to hearken to any composition without your privacy. Arbuthnot.