'privatus' is usually used in Classical Latin to refer to a person who is acting outside of the bounds of political office, who has been freed or separated from office (note that the term 'freed' here has no moral attachment or sense of being unburdened, but is being used in a much more literal meaning, that of separation). For example, in his First Oration against Catiline, Cicero describes Publius Scipio as acting 'privatus' ie. not in the capacity of political office. The term comes more generally to mean people or things that are not in the public sphere, hence private. Private property is property that is not held by the state. The connection between English 'deprivation' and private is not immediately obvious, but an understanding of the original meaning of the word and of its various usages and contexts and the journey it has taken is revealing.
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