- a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed by a particular person or a restricted group of people beyond the advantages of most: the privileges of the very rich.
- the unearned and mostly unacknowledged societal advantage that a restricted group of people has over another group: white privilege based on skin color; male privilege; children of privilege.
verb (used with object), priv·i·leged, priv·i·leg·ing.
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Origin of privilege
synonym study for privilege
OTHER WORDS FROM privilegepriv·i·leg·er, nounpro·priv·i·lege, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for privilege
Moreover, the exhibition begs the question: how do we come to privilege certain images?
Privilege can be a hard concept to get a handle on, especially for those who are immersed in it and reaping the benefits.
Yet, the only “nobodies” that do not have to be are those that have the privilege.
It has been a privilege to work with them, and I wish them only the best.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You have this privilege to be famous and you use it as a cudgel?Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything|Soraya Roberts|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Especially when he has the privilege of your particular favour,” added Nasmyth.The Greater Power|Harold Bindloss
I wish th' privilege iv standin' on me head an' playin' "A charge to keep I have" on the accorjeen with me feet.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
For myself I have never ceased to be grateful to the Divine Providence for the privilege of taking a part in that work.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
"You must make them pay for the privilege of digging," I suggested.The Lightning Conductor Discovers America|C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
The Government of the United States would consider it a privilege thus to serve its friends and the world.
British Dictionary definitions for privilege
- the right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge information obtained in confidence from a client
- the right claimed by any of certain other functionaries to refuse to divulge informationexecutive privilege