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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in private

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pri·vate n.
 1. A secret message; a personal unofficial communication. [Obs.]
 2. Personal interest; particular business.[Obs.]
    Nor must I be unmindful of my private.   --B. Jonson.
 3. Privacy; retirement. [Archaic] “Go off; I discard you; let me enjoy my private.”
 4. One not invested with a public office. [Archaic]
    What have kings, that privates have not too?   --Shak.
 5. Mil. A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.
 6. pl. The private parts; the genitals.
 In private, secretly; not openly or publicly.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 in private
      adv : kept private or confined to those intimately concerned; "it
            was discussed privately between the two men";
            "privately, she thought differently"; "some member of
            his own party hoped privately for his defeat"; "he was
            questioned in private" [syn: privately, in camera]
            [ant: publicly]