a person connected with another or having mutual interest with him or her in the same action or thing, by contract or otherwise
Source: Barron's Dictionary of Legal Terms, Steven H. Gifis, 5th Edition; © 2016
"Privity exists where the nonparty's interests were represented adequately by the party in the original suit. Privity also exists where a party to the original suit is "so closely aligned to a nonparty's interest as to be his virtual representative." United Merchants Mfrs. v. Sanders, 508 So.2d 689, 692 (Ala. 1987)."
- NAACP v. Hunt, 891 F.2d 1555 (11th Cir. 1990)