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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]
Prize Cases a U.S. Supreme Court case decided in 1863 that held that, despite the absence of a declaration of war, President Lincoln acted within his powers to order the seizure of ships blockaded from Southern ports.
prize court a court that decides how to distribute goods captured in war, esp. goods taken at sea.
prizefight a professional boxing match for a cash prize.
prize ring a raised platform, enclosed by ropes, in which prizefights take place; boxing ring. [2 definitions]
prizewinner one that has won a prize.
pro1 in favor of some proposal, decision, person, or the like.(Cf. con1.) [3 definitions]
pro2 (informal) professional, esp. in certain sports. [3 definitions]
pro-1 forward. [2 definitions]
pro-2 in favor of; supporting. [2 definitions]