- (followed by `to') informed about something secret or not generally known
"privy to the details of the conspiracy"
- I'm not privy to their decisions.
- Ivy, privy, famous; clamour Has the a of drachm and hammer.
- BNFL was party to tri-partite negotiations with the government and BE which led to the formulation of BE’s restructuring package immediately following BNFL’s own refusal to vary the terms of its contracts with BE; Greenpeace therefore asked the Commission to ask BNFL to produce copies of internal BNFL documents to see whether BNFL was privy to BE’s discussions with the UK Government;