private

(redirected from privates)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

private

adjective Not public; in UK medical parlance, private refers to diagnosis or treatment by independent (non-NHS) providers.

private

owned by an individual person.

private label pet food
a product marketed under the label of the retailer; the house brand.
private law
the law relating to individual persons including contracts, property, torts, wills, matrimony and divorce.
private practice
see private practice.
private practitioner
a veterinarian who conducts a private practice.
private sale
sold by private agreement between buyer and seller; the alternative to sale by auction.

Patient discussion about private

Q. I am upset by the lack of privacy at dialysis centers. Does anyone see their nephrologist in private office? My nephrologist comes to see me and examine me while I am receiving dialysis. I understand his talking to me but the exam is objectionable and I am unable to ask personal questions because everyone is listening. I am told they are all old and don't hear us but that is patronizing and extremely rude. Are there rules against this? Why can't we have office visits where there is some privacy?

A. I live in Sault Ste Marie Ontario Canada and if you need to ask personal questions you can make an appointment to see your doctor in the clinic.
But when I was in Calgary Alberta they would make you a appointment every 3 months to see the doctor.

Q. what would be the best way to protect my teeth from decaying?i fill pain always in my private parties,what prb whenever i take long with out sex,so i would like the advice from my fewwol

A. i fail to see the connection between teeth and groin pain...about the teeth. it's very very simple- get used to a healthy oral hygiene. brush your teeth in the right way twice a day for at least 6 minute. use floss. go to a dental hygienist, she'll guide you through it.

More discussions about private
References in classic literature ?
It is something more than the mere fact of her choosing to disguise herself to forward her own private ends that causes my present perplexity.
It has been objected that upon the abolition of private property all work will cease, and universal laziness will overtake us.
Billina having fluttered under the hammer, it now remained only to rescue the private who was riding upon the iron giant's arm, high in the air.
This the private managed to do, waiting until a time when he was nearest the ground and then letting himself drop upon the Scarecrow.
But it may be asked how Individualism, which is now more or less dependent on the existence of private property for its development, will benefit by the abolition of such private property.
For the recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses.
With the abolition of private property, then, we shall have true, beautiful, healthy Individualism.
I drop him a line, unsigned, and he answers me in the same way at my private address.
Upon this incident, Reldresal, principal secretary for private affairs, who always approved himself your true friend, was commanded by the emperor to deliver his opinion, which he accordingly did; and therein justified the good thoughts you have of him.
I leave to your prudence what measures you will take; and to avoid suspicion, I must immediately return in as private a manner as I came.
The worst of it is, he has a private telephone wire in his house to London.
This man rose from a private station to be Prince of Syracuse, nor did he, either, owe anything to fortune but opportunity; for the Syracusans, being oppressed, chose him for their captain, afterwards he was rewarded by being made their prince.