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Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect passive participle of prīvō (I bereave, deprive; I free, release).


prīvātus m (feminine prīvāta, neuter prīvātum); first/second declension

  1. bereaved, deprived, robbed or stripped of something, having been deprived of something
  2. freed, released, set apart, delivered from something, having been released from
  3. (by extension) apart from the state; unofficial; peculiar, special, personal, individual, private

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative prīvātus prīvāta prīvātum prīvātī prīvātae prīvāta
genitive prīvātī prīvātae prīvātī prīvātōrum prīvātārum prīvātōrum
dative prīvātō prīvātō prīvātīs
accusative prīvātum prīvātam prīvātum prīvātōs prīvātās prīvāta
ablative prīvātō prīvātā prīvātō prīvātīs
vocative prīvāte prīvāta prīvātum prīvātī prīvātae prīvāta

Etymology 2[edit]

From prīvātus, perfect passive participle of prīvō (I bereave, deprive; I free, release).


prīvātus m (genitive prīvātī); second declension

  1. A man holding no political office or associated with the cursus honorum.
  2. A man in a private life, citizen, member of the public.

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative prīvātus prīvātī
genitive prīvātī prīvātōrum
dative prīvātō prīvātīs
accusative prīvātum prīvātōs
ablative prīvātō prīvātīs
vocative prīvāte prīvātī


  • privatus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • privatus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “privatus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • privatus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • private life: vita privata (Senect. 7. 22)
    • a civil case: causa privata