Privately
Privately Pri"vate*ly (pr[imac]"v[asl]t*l[y^]), adv. [1913 Webster] 1. In a private manner; not openly; without the presence of others. [1913 Webster]

2. In a manner affecting an individual; personally; not officially; as, he is not privately benefited. [1913 Webster]


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