Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a private manner.

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

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

Etymologies

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private +‎ -ly

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