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privy to something

Fig. knowledgeable about something secret or private. The reporter became privy to the senator's evil plan. Why are you privy to this secret information?
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privy

n. an outdoor toilet; any toilet. Uncle Paul was out in the privy.
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In her court analysis Mears challenges the scholarship privileging the privy council's role in policymaking while treating informal counseling as exceptional occurrences.
A lasting reminder of her time at Jarrett's Farm is a photograph in David Bell's book, showing Miss Knight outside the double-seater privy at the bottom of the garden.
Another makes us privy to the thoughts and feelings of a young girl who suspects that her parents may have adopted her as a replacement for an infant daughter killed years earlier in a car accident.
We experienced an earlier incident at a Waikiki Budget office, where we finally were given the "spouse rate" but only after every customer in the room had been privy to our relationship.
This is despite the Privy Council ruling that Jamaica had broken its own constitution in passing a law replacing its Law Lords as a final court of appeal with the CCJ.
Plus, we are privy to the objectives of the business units, well in advance of transaction stage.
He was also privy to an effort to frame Canadian pro-lifers for the 1992 fire-bombing of an abortion mill owned by Henry Morgenthaler, one of North America's most powerful abortion activists.
The Canadian Privy Council Office has, in various documents, given its interpretation of how ministerial responsibility should work in practice and what exceptions there are to the strict doctrine that the minister is responsible for all actions of public servants.
Now Dick's York's personal memoir has been posthumously published and we can all be privy to his personal life, professional accomplishments, and how he came to grapple with such obstacles as enduring back pain, addiction to pain medication, financial ruin, and a bittersweet life rescued by an enduring life.
There will be a half-day tour of Hampton Court Palace and Privy Gardens and a half-day tour of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, world-renowned for its research labs and seed conservation efforts.
In tonight's premiere of ``Tru Calling,'' she's dashing madly on foot around New York City trying to prevent an untimely death that only she's privy to.
However, not until now--thanks, in part to the inspiration of her peers Camille Cosby and Maya Angelou--has the rest of the world been privy to her extraordinary journey.
Plans to pull down an historic outside privy have caused a stink in a North Yorkshire seaside village.
I am not privy to the statistical analysis of the purveyors of the credit-score system.
During the Court's period of transition leading up to the end of appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1949, Duff emerged as a justice thought capable of leading an independent Court.