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King James Dictionary [1]

Pri'Vate, a. L. privatus, from privo, to bereave, properly to strip or separate privus, singular, several, peculiar to one's self, that is, separate rapio, diripio, eripio privo for perivo or berivo.

1. Properly, separate unconnected with others hence, peculiar to one's self belonging to or concerning an individual only as a man's private opinion, business or concerns private property the king's private purse a man's private expenses. Charge the money to my private account in the company's books. 2. Peculiar to a number in a joint concern, to a company or body politic as the private interest of a family, of a company or of a state opposed to public, or to the general interest of nations. 3. Sequestered from company or observation secret secluded as a private cell a private room or apartment private prayer. 4. Not publicly known not open as a private negotiation. 5. Not invested with public office or employment as a private man or citizen private lift.

A private person may arrest a felon.

6. Individual personal in contradistinction from public or national as private interest.

Private way, in law, is a way or passage in which a man has an interest and right, though the ground may belong to another person. In common language, a private way may be a secret way, one not known or public.

A private act or statute, is one which operates on an individual or company only opposed to a general law, which operates on the whole community.

A private nuance or wrong, is one which affects an individual.

In private, secretly not openly or publicly.

Pri'Vate, n. A secret message particular business. Unusual.

1. A common soldier.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( a.) Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer.

(2): ( a.) Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company, or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others; personal; one's own; not public; not general; separate; as, a man's private opinion; private property; a private purse; private expenses or interests; a private secretary.

(3): ( a.) Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.

(4): ( a.) Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.

(5): ( a.) Having secret or private knowledge; privy.

(6): ( n.) A secret message; a personal unofficial communication.

(7): ( n.) Personal interest; particular business.

(8): ( n.) Privacy; retirement.

(9): ( n.) One not invested with a public office.

(10): ( n.) A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.

(11): ( n.) The private parts; the genitals.