non·​pub·​lic | \ˌnän-ˈpə-blik \

Definition of nonpublic 

: not public nonpublic areas nonpublic information grants for nonpublic schools

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All of these will happen along with autonomous vehicles that will begin in nonpublic roads, then going into highways, and then going into all the roads, and then going from L3 to L4. Eric Johnson, Recode, "If they don’t want to lose their jobs to a machine, doctors will need to become compassionate ‘human connectors’," 17 Sep. 2018 Prosecutors say Bonthu used nonpublic information to determine that Equifax had been breached before any public announcement. Kate Brumback, The Seattle Times, "Ex-Equifax manager gets home confinement for insider trading," 16 Oct. 2018 The actions first came to light in May after Heartland filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Mr. Carr for allegedly passing material, nonpublic information about the Global Payments sale to Ms. Hanratty. Peter Rudegeair, WSJ, "SEC Brings Insider-Trading Suit Against Former Heartland Payment CEO," 10 July 2018 The integrity of the stock markets are jeopardized when greedy individuals who are entrusted with nonpublic information use the knowledge for their benefit. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "The Cybersecurity 202: Why California could be the bellwether for the privacy movement," 29 June 2018 And if the network becomes crowded locally, first responders simply knock nonpublic servants off the network to ensure communications stay open in an emergency. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "FirstNet launches, giving police and firefighters a dedicated wireless network and infinite possibilities," 25 June 2018 Assembly Bill 450, another target of the Trump administration, generally prohibits public and private employers in California from giving federal immigration officers access to nonpublic areas of a work site or employee records without a warrant. Taryn Luna, sacbee, "Round 1: California and Trump clash in court over 'sanctuary state' law," 20 June 2018 The tweets disclosed nonpublic medical information about Okafor and gossip about Embiid and Fultz. Jenna West,, "Report: 76ers Considering Bryan Colangelo Dismissal After Investigation Focuses on Wife," 1 June 2018 The accounts in question criticized several of the Sixers’ own players, the team’s coaching staff, and NBA executives, and disclosed nonpublic team information regarding players’ health. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "Philadelphia 76ers Investigating GM Bryan Colangelo After Report of Fake Twitter Accounts Criticizing Players," 30 May 2018

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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