Privative: adj. (word coming from the Latin privativus, from privare “to set apart”).
The adjective "private" has several meanings:
1. Right: Which is exclusive. Private provision.
Court. Said of buildings, land in co-ownership of which one has the exclusive enjoyment but not the property.
Private swimming pool.
2. Grammar: Which marks the deprivation, the absence of a given character.
Privative particles, privative prefixes (a-; de-; in-; non, san...
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