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prissy overly proper; prim.
pristine of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the earliest period or original condition. [2 definitions]
privacy the condition of being removed from the view or presence of other people. [3 definitions]
private restricted to the participation or knowledge of specified people. [11 definitions]
private debt within a country or locality, the total amount of money owed to creditors by individuals, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations.
private enterprise an economic system subject to limited government regulation in which the means of production are privately owned; free enterprise.
privateer a privately owned, armed ship commissioned by the state to attack or capture enemy ships in wartime. [3 definitions]
private eye (informal) a private detective.
private first class a soldier in the U.S. Army or Marine Corps ranking below a corporal and above a private.
privately without the knowledge of others.
privation lack of necessities or common comforts of life. [2 definitions]
privative acting to deprive. [4 definitions]
privet a shrub of European origin having evergreen leaves and bearing small white flowers, often cultivated as hedge.
privilege a right, immunity, benefit, or advantage belonging or granted exclusively to a person, group, social class, rank, or the like. [3 definitions]
privileged being a member of a group or class that has privileges; having privileges. [3 definitions]
privileged communication a communication that one cannot be forced to divulge, such as that between a doctor and a patient. [2 definitions]
privy sharing the knowledge of something secret or private (usu. fol. by to). [2 definitions]
privy council a body of counselors or advisers that serves and is usu. appointed by a monarch.
privy seal in Great Britain, an official seal placed on government documents.
prix fixe a fixed price charged for a complete meal. (Cf. la carte.) [2 definitions]
prize a reward offered or won in a contest, competition, game of chance, or the like. [8 definitions]