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Some people were wondering about O'Neal's rant about "privy."
So I looked it up.
Blacks Legal Dictionary, Deluxe 7th Edition: "Privy. A person having a legal interest of privity in any action, matter, or property; a person who is in privity with another."
Random House Dictionary: "Privy. (1) Having knowlege of something private or secret; 'to be privy to a plot.'"
From Winterbottom v. Wright, Torts book 36:3: "Thus, a carrier may be sued either in assumpsit or case; but there is no instance in which a party, which was not privy to the contract entered into with him, can maintain any such action."
I'm sure there are more examples.
-- Frustrated (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 07, 2002