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use "privy" in a sentence

They claimed that Poussin was privy to this secret and that he depicted an actual location.

The maintenance of the privy Council in London as the final court of appeal and judges' practice of following British decisions, even though, technically, they are not bound by them,
considerable privilege at the time.

But at least up to the year 1247 he submitted patiently to papal encroachments, contenting himself with the protection (by a special papal privilege) of his own diocese from alien clerks.

That is, a client will have waived privilege where their conduct has been inconsistent with the maintenance of that privilege.

Mademoiselle knows "her place", he writes, indicating his first consciousness of his own class privilege, as well as (perhaps) the limits placed on Mademoiselle's maternal role.

King Philip II granted it the privilege of conferring degrees, but only in philosophy and the arts (1599).

There is not only no mention of any decision by the court that the privilege of confession did not extend to the concealment of high treason, but there is not even the faintest indication of any opinion to that effect by any member of the court.

It was granted a Royal Charter on 29 May 1971 to mark its fiftieth anniversary which gives the Legion the privilege of the prefix 'Royal'.

A parliamentary privilege that allowed Negri to leave prison in order to serve in an elected position was revoked by the Italian Chamber of Deputies a few months later.

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