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Consider confidant A person with whom one shares a secret or private matter, trusting them not to repeat it to others: a close confidante of the princess [ODO]
Consider, repository A person to whom something is confided or entrusted; He's the repository of many secrets. M-W insider One who has special knowledge or access to confidential information. American Heritage® Dictionary initiate A person who is being formally accepted or who has been formally accepted as a member of a group or ...
Originally conspirator simply meant someone who breathed with you; but words change and as you say, it desn't mean that now. Try confidant Merriam-Webster link.
You have to use one New Zealander, two New Zealanders... The name is unique in that it is composed of two words. Other countries whose names finish with "-land" don't have two words, e.g.: Finland, Ireland, Iceland, The Netherlands (The is a definite article), Poland, Swaziland, Switzerland and Thailand, etc. Among them, only Iceland has its ...
Conspirator is a suitable synonym One of a group that acts in harmony https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/conspirator
"New Zealander" is often used as a noun, and "New Zealand" attached to nouns where an adjective is needed (e.g. "New Zealand native". There are too many counter-examples to come up with a general rule. "Englander" is only used in phrases such as: "little Englander" which has a rather specific meaning (an ignorant English nationalist); "New Englander" - a ...
3rd person singular 's' does not derive as a phonological modification from Early Modern English or Middle English 'eth', but from Old Norse, the dialects spoken by Scandinavian invaders/settlers whose language merged with Old English in the Danelaw and produced major lexical, grammatical and phonological change.* This merging process took place between ...
The word privy almost meets your requirements, but it is an adjective rather than a noun. I have heard people use privies as noun but I can't verify the correctness of that or not.
Don't know the noun, but in certain contexts, we describe someone in an organisation as being "read in" if they have been made privy to confidential information. There would usually be a record of who has been 'read in'.
You might consider inner circle, which implies a select few who possess special knowledge or power that is not available to others. inner circle noun : a small group of people who lead a government or an organization or who are close to its leader source: Merriam-Webster While this definition speaks of an organization, to me the term can ...
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