Definition of Privately

1. Adverb. Kept private or confined to those intimately concerned. "He was questioned in private"

Exact synonyms: In Camera, In Private
Partainyms: Private
Antonyms: Publicly

2. Adverb. By a private person or interest. "A privately financed campaign"
Antonyms: Publicly

Definition of Privately

1. adv. In a private manner; not openly; without the presence of others.

Definition of Privately

1. Adverb. In a private manner. ¹

2. Adverb. ¹

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Definition of Privately

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Privately

private nuisance
private property
private road
private school
private schools
private sector
private sectors
private security force
private treaty
privately (current term)
privately held
privately held corporation

Literary usage of Privately

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"privately printed. The Mind of Shakespeare as exhibited 1 ... Fifty-one Shakespeare, the Player and Poet. ies privately printed | Facts and Traditions ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... for the Royal Exchange, the latter having been privately engraved in ... by a small privately printed volume of verse, entitled ' Occasional Amusements ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"He was educated privately at the home of his father, the Rev. Philip Henry (qv), and at the academy of Thomas Doolittle, Islington, which he attended ..."

4. Bulletin by Federal Board for Vocational Education, United States (1917)
"UTILIZATION OF privately OWNED EQUIPMENT. The general limitation contained in the statute in regard to plant and equipment is contained in section 17.4 This ..."

5. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"Menager arrives privately in England—§ XXXVI. ... He dispatched the president Rouille privately to Holland, with general proposals of peace, and the offer ..."

6. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"It was said, and said truly, I am afraid, that her means of living came privately from Sir Percival Glyde." After that last reply, 1 waited a little, ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... <Beatrice Goelet' (privately owned) and 'Carmencita' (Metropolitan Museum, New York), by John S. Sargent (1850); and 'Lady with the White Shawl' ..."

8. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1908)
"privately printed, 1895. 3. Lady Louisa Stuart: Selection from her Manuscripts. Edited by the Hon. ... privately printed. Edinburgh, 1889. And other works. ..."

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