denoting a soldier of the lowest military rank

a private soldier7of, relating to, or provided by a private individual or organization, rather than by the state or a public body

the private sector, private housing8(of a place) retired; sequestered; not overlooked

n11a soldier of the lowest rank, sometimes separated into qualification grades, in many armies and marine corps

(C14: from Latin privatus belonging to one individual, withdrawn from public life, from privare to deprive, bereave)

n(in Britain) a backbencher in Parliament who assists a minister, esp. in liaison with backbenchers,(Abbrev.)PPSprivate bar

n(Brit)the saloon or lounge bar of a public house,(Also called)the privateComparepublic barprivate bill

na bill presented to Parliament or Congress on behalf of a private individual, corporation, etc.

na limited company that does not issue shares for public subscription and whose owners do not enjoy an unrestricted right to transfer their shareholdings

nan individual privately employed to investigate a crime, keep watch on a suspected person, or make other inquiries,(Also called)private investigatorprivate enterprise

n1economic activity undertaken by private individuals or organizations under private ownership

Comparepublic enterprise2another name forcapitalismprivate eye

n(in Britain) a government scheme to encourage private investment in public projects,(Abbrev.)PFIprivate health insurance

ninsurance against the need for medical treatment as a private patient

n1a residential hotel or boarding house in which the proprietor has the right to refuse to accept a person as a guest, esp. a person arriving by chance

2(Austral. and N.Z.)a hotel not having a licence to sell alcoholic liquor

nan income from sources other than employment, such as investment,(Also called)private meansprivate language

n(Philosophy)a language that is not merely secret or accidentally limited to one user, but that cannot in principle be communicated to another

nthe branch of law that deals with the rights and duties of private individuals and the relations between them

nthe social or family life or personal relationships of an individual, esp. of a person in the public eye, such as a politician or celebrity

na member of a legislative assembly, such as the House of Commons, not having an appointment in the government

na public bill introduced in the House of Commons by a private member

pl neuphemistic terms forgenitalsprivate patient

n(Brit)a patient receiving medical treatment not paid for by the National Health Service

n(in Britain) a bed in a National Health Service hospital, reserved for private patients who pay a consultant acting privately for treatment and who are charged by the health service for use of hospital facilities,(Often shortened to)pay bedCompareamenity bedprivate practice

n(Brit)medical practice that is not part of the National Health Service

na printing establishment primarily run as a pastime

nland or belongings owned by a person or group and kept for their exclusive use

na school under the financial and managerial control of a private body or charitable trust, accepting mostly fee-paying pupils

n1a secretary entrusted with the personal and confidential matters of a business executive

2a civil servant who acts as aide to a minister or senior government official

Compareparliamentary private secretaryprivate sector

nthe part of a countrys economy that consists of privately owned enterprises

na sale of property for a price agreed directly between seller and buyer

na preview, esp. of an art exhibition, for specially invited guests

nan interactive video text system with restricted access

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in privateprivate barprivate billprivate company

testicles ; genitalia ; gonads ; nuts ; privates ; pudenda ; stones ; testes ;

parts ; family jewels ; bollocks ; balls ; cullions ; rocks ; boys ; cherries ; coin purse ; cojones ; deez ; gear ; giggleberries ; grapes ; knackers ; nuggets ; plums ; sack

[Slang];[UK] Ex.: Get the fuck out of here before I rip your goolies off, you bastard!

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