Privies Law and Legal Definition

Privies mean "those who are so connected with the parties in estate or in blood or in law as to be identified with them in interest and consequently to be affected with them by the litigation, as lessor and lessee, heir and ancestor, executor and testator; all others not included in either of these classes are, of course, strangers." California Bridge & Constr. Co. v. United States, 50 Ct. Cl. 40, 58 (Ct. Cl. 1915)