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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 (, March 07, 2002

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