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   (=not public)  
[hospital, club, industry]  
privé (e)     
→ BUPA runs private hospitals in Britain.        
→ a private golf club        
→ a joint venture between the state and private industry        
    private education  
    private ownership  
    private practice  
   [event, talk, interview, ceremony]   privé (e)     
→ He was invited to give a private performance for the president.        
→ He was buried in a private ceremony.        
→ a private gathering of members of the royal family        
→ a private meeting with senior officials        
→ The leaders are holding private talks.        
→ a private interview with the ambassador        
[papers, belongings]  
privé (e)     
→ She kept all private papers in a locked drawer.        
→ Much of his private correspondence has never come to light.        
→ He returned to his ex-wife's house to pick up a few private belongings.        
→ Don't read that, it's private.        
[feelings, plans, thoughts]   privé (e)     
→ We felt as if we were intruding on his private grief.        
→ Anita seemed lost in private thoughts.        
→ She had private plans for the future.        
[life, affairs]   privé (e)     
→ My private affairs are no one's business but my own.        
→ I've always kept my private and professional life separate.        
private papers      documents privés  
in his private life      dans le privé  
→ In his private life he's very conventional.        
→ I never knew him in his private life. He was strictly a colleague.        
"private"        (on envelope)    "personnel"  
   [place]   privé (e)     
→ It was the only reasonably private place they could find.        
→ a very attractive country house set within a uniquely beautiful and private position        
   [house, car, lesson]   particulier (-ière)     
I have private lessons.      Je prends des cours particuliers.  
→ his father's private plane        
a private bathroom      une salle de bain individuelle  
→ All rooms have private bathrooms.        
   [person]   (=quiet)   secret (-ète)     
He is a very private person.      Il est très secret.  
→ She has always been a rather private person.        
→ Gould was an intensely private individual.        
→ They were very private people, with almost no friends.        
   (=soldier)   soldat    m   de deuxième classe  
→ He'd been a private in the army.        
→ Private Martin Ferguson        
   in private      en privé  
→ Could we talk to you in private?        
→ He admitted in private that he had had an affair with Judith.        
→ This might better be discussed in private.        
→ Could I talk to you in private?        
    private hearing  

private detective  
      n   détective    m   privé  
private education  
      n   enseignement    m   privé  
→ Private education is not an option for most families.        
private enterprise  
      n   entreprise    f   privée  
private eye   *  
      n   privé *      m     
private hearing  
      n   audience    f   à huis clos  
private investigator  
      n   détective    m   privé  
private joke  
      n   plaisanterie    f   pour initiés  
private limited company  
      n     (British)   société    f   à responsabilité limitée  
Private Member's Bill  
      n     (British)   proposition    f   de loi  
private ownership  
      n   propriété    f   privée  
private ownership of land      la propriété privée de la terre  
to return sth to private ownership      (=privatize)   transférer qch au privé  
→ Returning the banks to private ownership would require a constitutional amendment.        
to be in private ownership      (=privately owned)   appartenir au privé  
→ the finest Scottish islands in private ownership.        
to be transferred to private ownership      être transféré (e)   au privé  
→ Much council housing is being transferred to private ownership.        
private parts  
      npl   parties    fpl   (génitales)  
private practice  
      n   [+doctor, lawyer]   exercice    m   libéral  
in private practice      [doctor, dentist]   d'exercice libéral, en exercice libéral  
→ lawyers in private practice        
doctors in private practice      des médecins d'exercice libéral, des médecins en exercice libéral  
→ Patients quite often see doctors in private practice to avoid long waits for treatment.        
He would have earned more money in private practice.      Il aurait gagné plus d'argent en exercice libéral.  
to work in private practice      [doctor]   travailler en exercice libéral  
→ A number of doctors also work in private practice.        
private property  
      n   propriété    f   privée  
→ "Private property. Keep out."        
private school  
      n   école    f   privée  
→ He attended Eton, the most exclusive private school in Britain.        
private sector  
the private sector      le secteur privé  
small firms in the private sector      les petites compagnies du secteur privé  
to be in the private sector      [company]   être dans le secteur privé  
[employee, company]  
du secteur privé  
→ ... the gap between the salaries of public and private sector employees.        
private soldier  
      n   (=private)   soldat    m   de deuxième classe  
→ Sergeants and corporals outnumber private soldiers.        
private study  
      n     (British)   étude    f     
private tuition  
      n   cours    mpl   particuliers
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
private adj.

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[Leg.] ex.: acte sous seing privé = private deed
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