from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A secondary or elementary school run and supported by private individuals or a corporation rather than by a government or public agency.
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- n. A fee-charging private or independent school.
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- n. a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition
From private + school. (Wiktionary)