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  • adv. In a private manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a private manner; not openly; without the presence of others.
  • adv. In a manner affecting an individual; personally; not officially.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a private or secret manner; not openly or publicly.
  • In a manner affecting an individual; personally: as, he is not privately benefited.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. kept private or confined to those intimately concerned
  • adv. by a private person or interest

Etymologies

private +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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