Privy Council

Privy Council

Privy Council (engl., spr. Priwwi Kaunßil), der Geheime Rath, eine der höchsten Behörden von Großbritannien, s.d. S. 677 C).


Pierer's Lexicon. 1857–1865.

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  • Privy council — Privy Priv y, a. [F. priv[ e], fr. L. privatus. See {Private}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to some person exclusively; assigned to private uses; not public; private; as, the privy purse. Privee knights and squires. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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