Privies
Privy Priv"y, n.; pl. {Privies}. 1. (Law) A partaker; a person having an interest in any action or thing; one who has an interest in an estate created by another; a person having an interest derived from a contract or conveyance to which he is not himself a party. The term, in its proper sense, is distinguished from party. --Burrill. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

2. A necessary house or place for performing excretory functions in private; an outhouse; a backhouse. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • privies — /priviyz/ Those who are partakers or have an interest in any action or thing, or any relation to another. Brown v. Fidelity Union Trust Co., 126 N.J.Eq. 406, 9 A.2d 311, 326; Hamelik v. Sypek, 152 Misc. 799, 274 N.Y.S. 875. They are of six kinds …   Black's law dictionary

  • privies — priv·y || prɪvɪ n. lavatory, crude outdoor toilet, outhouse adj. confidential, secret; clandestine, covert; private, intended only for a particular individual …   English contemporary dictionary

  • privies — See privy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • privies — plural of privy …   Useful english dictionary

  • privies in blood — persons related by blood and having a mutual interest in or successive relationship to the same estate or right in the same property an heir and his ancestor are privies in blood as are coparceners among themselves …   Useful english dictionary

  • privies in estate — persons having a mutual interest in or successive relationship derived at the same time out of the same original seisin to the same estate or right in the same property the relationship existing between an original owner of an estate in property… …   Useful english dictionary

  • privies in representation — persons having by the doctrine of representation a mutual interest in or successive relationship to the same estate or right in the same property an executor and his testator are privies in representation as are an administrator and the intestate …   Useful english dictionary

  • privies in law — persons having by operation of special doctrines of law a mutual interest in or successive relationship to the same estate or right in the same property (as where one takes property from another by escheat) and succeeding to property with its… …   Useful english dictionary

  • parties and privies — Parties to a deed or contract are those with whom the deed or contract is actually made or entered into. By the term privies, as applied to contracts, is frequently meant those between whom the contract is mutually binding, although not literally …   Black's law dictionary

  • Outhouse — This article is about a type of building or structure used primarily as a toilet . For other uses, see Outhouse (disambiguation). An outhouse at Goat Peak, 6,305 ft (1,922 m) above sea level An outhouse is a small structure separate from a main… …   Wikipedia

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