privat-, priv- +

(Latin: individual; not in public life; apart from the State; belonging to an individual)

1. The quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others.
2. Restricted to the individual or arising independently of others.
privation (s) (noun), privations (pl)
1. The act of depriving people of food or money: Because of privation, there are many poverty stricken men, women, and children in numerous cities who exist on streets, in allies, and under bridges because they don't have any homes.
2. A lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life or the condition resulting from such a deficiency: Many countries have been suffering with long periods of economic privation.
3. Etymology: from Latin privationem and privatio, "a taking away"; from privatus; from privare, "to deprive".
A lack of necessities for decent living.
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1. Consisting in the absence of something; not positive; negative.
2. Indicating the absence or negation of some quality.
3. Consisting in, or characterized by, the taking away, loss, or lack of something.
1. A right, advantage, or immunity granted to or enjoyed by a person, or a body or class of people.
2. Beyond the common advantages of others; an exemption in a particular case from certain burdens or liabilities.
3. A bill of law in favor or against an individual (privus, "single, private" plus leg, stem of lex, legis, "law".
1. Confidentially or in secret.
2. In a privy manner; privately or secretly.
1. The state of sharing knowledge of or colluding in something secret.
2. A legally recognized relationship between two parties; such as, between members of a family, between an employer and employees, or between others who have entered into a contract together.
3. A successive or mutual relationship to some property.
4. Knowledge of something private or secret shared between individuals; especially, with the implication of approval or consent.
1. Made a party to private or secret information; belonging or proper to a person or individual.
2. In law, one of the parties having an interest in the same matter.
3. Sharing knowledge of something secret or private: "We were privy to the plans of the couple to run away and to get married."
4. Relating to someone; especially, a British monarch, as a private person, not as an official personage.
5. Evolved into a reference to a latrine, or outhouse, as a place for privacy.
6. Etymology: "private", about 1225, from Old French privé, from Latin privatus.
sleep deprivation (not depravation)
1. Going for extended periods of time without sleep.
2. A general lack of a necessary amount of sleep.
3. A condition of forcibly, or by a sleep disorder, of being kept awake, to the point of having a noticeably lower alertness in mental or physical responses.
4. The condition of being robbed of sleep (by staying up too long watching TV, or playing computer games, etc.), in real life or in an experiment.

This may occur as a result of sleep disorders, active choice, or deliberate inducement; such as, with interrogation or for torture.

virtual private network
A corporate computer network where data is routed via the internet rather than, or as well as, via more expensive dedicated lines.

There are several ways of implementing a virtual private network (VPN) but the data will usually be encrypted to prevent them from being read as they pass across the public parts of the internet.

Cross references of word families related to: "individual, personal": idio-; pecu-.