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Word: privy

Definition: secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private

Sentences Containing 'privy'

14941546) was an English politician and courtier, for many years a member of the Privy Chamber of Henry VIII.
After his return he received a clerkship in the office of the Irish privy council in Dublin.
Born in 1613, he was the son of Henry Vane the Elder, a Privy Counsellor of King Charles I of England, and therefore one of the most powerful men in England.
By 1539, he was a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, and was present at the reception of Anne of Cleves, also in 1539.
Educated at Cambridge, Alnwick was Archdeacon of Salisbury before being named Keeper of the Privy Seal on 19 December 1422.
From 1660, as the Privy Wardrobe no longer remained at the Tower of London, a caretaker was appointed as watchman for the Master of the Jewel House.
From that point on, Washington was privy to British intelligence pouches between New York and Canada.
He attained the rank and title of geheimrat (privy councillor) under the German Empire.
He spent some time in Paris as physician to King Louis XIII and was also a Privy Councillor there."
He was a gentleman of the privy chamber from 1671 to 1685.
He was a member of Henry's Privy chamber by 1540, when he was a member of the envoy that greeted Anne of Cleves when she arrived in England to marry Henry.
He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1916
He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1961.
He was appointed Privy Councillor in 1823.
He was appointed to the Irish Privy Council in 1886.
He was for a time Lord President of the Privy Council of Scotland.
He was made a member of the Privy Council in 1770.
He was managing director of Arthur Guinness Sons between 1959 and 1967, and was a Companion of Honour and Privy Councillor.
He was one of the most senior members of the privy chamber during these years and his intimacy with the King made him a useful agent for secret and covert affairs.
He was re-elected at the following General Election; He was then sworn of the Privy Council in 1910.
He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1832 and raised to the peerage as Baron Broughton, of Broughton-de-Gyfford in the County of Wiltshire, in 1851.
He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1963.
He went on to become Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, the top position in the Canadian public service.
His son, the 2nd Earl of Tweeddale, was appointed to the Privy Council of Scotland after the Restoration.
Howard Carter returns as a featured character, as the Emersons are privy to his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamon.
Impressed by Yit's bold behavior, the crown prince pardoned Yit and made him a messenger in his Privy Council ().
In 1708, he entered Parliament as MP for Lincolnshire, and was invested a Privy Counsellor that same year.
In 1796 he was appointed Groom of the Stole and made a Privy Counsellor.
In 1841 he was invested a member of the Privy Council and appointed Lord Steward of the Household in the government of Sir Robert Peel, a post he held until 1846.
In 1852 his university created him a DCL, and in 1858 he resigned his judgeship, and was made a member of the Privy Council, entitling him to sit on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
In 1903, he was appointed a Privy Councillor ("Geheimer Rat").
In particular, it mocked the feud between Walpole and Pulteney, a Privy Councillor.
In this capacity he represented the Lord Treasurer's interests in the regalia, and the wardrobe and privy wardrobe.
In this position he was also called Keeper of the Court Wardrobe, Keeper of the Privy Wardrobe, or Receiver of the Chamber.
It sat from 1841 to 1867, when it was replaced by the Queen's Privy Council of Canada.
Juvayni's own position at court and his family connections made him privy to information unavailable to other historians.
Matsukata successively held offices as president of the Japanese Red Cross Society, privy councillor, "gijokan", member of the House of Peers, and Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan.
Montagu Collet Norman, later Lord Norman, Privy Councillor, Governor of the Bank of England from 1920 to 1944.
Moore was made a member of the Privy Council of Northern Ireland (PC) in 1943.
Mornington was sworn of both the British Privy Council and the Irish Privy Council in 1809.
Otte Brahe was a member of the Privy Council, as were two of their sons, Steen and Axel Brahe.
Owen was elevated to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1963.
The de Courtenays were natural King's or Privy Counsellors due to their martial prowess.
The new houses, here, as a rule, have one privy for two houses."
The Privy Council of Sweden referred to the mine as the nation's treasury and stronghold.
The Privy Council upheld the decision on appeal. His pronouncements on the law of the Transfer of Property were significant and were major contributions to the case-law on the subject. Judges of the Privy Council respected his opinions and his judgments were seldom overruled or set aside.
These officials were usually peers or the sons of peers and Privy Councillors.
This idea have been cited with approval by the Privy Council, with several relevant factors being considered, such as risk of loss, and chance of profit.
This sermon from 1585 was one of those that triggered Travers attack and appeal to the Privy Council.
Up to the late 1960s they still had no private garden, no bathrooms and a single outside privy.

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