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That which affects, characterizes, or belongs to an individual person, as opposed to the general public.
LAW, PRIVATE. An act of the legislature which relates to some private matters, which do not concern the public at large.
PRIVATE. Not general, as a private act of the legislature; not in office; as, a private person, as well as an officer, may arrest a felon; individual, as your private interest; not public, as a private way, a private nuisance.