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Dictionary definition for: Private

1. (n) an enlisted man of the lowest rank; "our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value"

2. (a) confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place" "private discussions" "private lessons" "a private club" "a private secretary" "private property" "the former President is now a private citizen" "public figures strug

3. (s) concerning things deeply private and personal; "private correspondence" "private family matters"

4. (s) concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual cars" "each room has a private bath"

5. (s) not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts"

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