private
adjective

belonging to a single person or to individual people, not to a company or the state

Usage
a letter marked 'private and confidential'
a letter which must not be opened by anyone other than the person it is addressed to
Usage
to sell (a house) by private treaty
to sell (a house) to another person not by auction
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private bank
hypothecation
National Savings Stock Register
Gross National Debt
secondary buyout
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