the privy purse

Definition of the privy purse

  1. :  the amount of money given to the British king or queen for personal expenses

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  private, withdrawn

    :  secret

    :  belonging or relating to a person in one's individual rather than official capacity

  1. :  a small building having a bench with holes through which the user may defecate or urinate

    :  toilet

    :  a person having a legal interest of privity

  1. :  a small bag for money

    :  a receptacle (such as a pocketbook) for carrying money and often other small objects

    :  a receptacle (such as a pouch) shaped like a purse

  1. :  to put into a purse

    :  pucker, knit

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a trip made at another's expense

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