1. In a private manner; not openly; without the presence of others.
2. In a manner affecting an individual; personally; not officially; as, he is not privately benefited.
adv 1: 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: in private, in camera]
2: by a private person or interest; "a privately financed
campaign" [ant: publicly]