As nouns the difference between privy and lieu
is that privy
is an outdoor toilet; latrine; earth closet; john; johnny house while lieu
is see in lieu or in lieu of.
As an adjective privy
is private, exclusive; not public; one's own.
Private, exclusive; not public; one's own.
- The king retreated to his privy chamber.
Secret, hidden, concealed.
* 1967 , William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner , Vintage 2004, p. 82:
- the privy purse
With knowledge of; party to; let in on.
- Nonetheless, in the dark and privy stillness of our minds there are few of us who are not still haunted by worrisome doubts.
- He was privy to the discussions.
An outdoor toilet; latrine; earth closet; john; johnny house.
(legal) A partaker; one having an interest in an action, contract, etc. to which he is not himself a party.
See in lieu or in lieu of.