privilege meaning

[ 'privilidʒ ] Pronunciation:   "privilege" in a sentence
  • Noun: privilege  privulij
    1. A special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all 
    2. A right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
      - prerogative, perquisite, exclusive right 
    3. (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
    Verb: privilege  privulij
    1. Bestow a privilege upon
      - favor [US], favour [Brit, Cdn]

    Derived forms: privileging, privileged, privileges

    Type of: advantage, allow, countenance, let, permit, right, vantage

    Encyclopedia: Privilege Privilege, Ibiza

  • [Business]

    1 [C,U]

    a special right or advantage that a particular person or group of people has:

    countries which enjoy trade privileges with the United States

    Members of senior management have certain privileges.

    There is no executive privilege.

    They have manipulated the securities market by exploiting their position of privilege.

    2 (Law ) [U]

    a special right that protects sb from being punished if they do or say a particular thing, or refuse to do or say a particular thing, because of their position:

    He wants to force lawyers who find corporate wrongdoing to breach

    (= break) the attorney-client privilege

    (= the right of a lawyer to say nothing about matters affecting their client).


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  1. she had led a life of luxury and privilege.
  2. i am no longer privileged to tease you.
  3. employees are privileged to buy at a discount.
  4. older pupils enjoy special privileges.
  5. it's a privilege we have to pay for!

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