verb (used with object), priv·i·leged, priv·i·leg·ing.
Origin of privilege
Synonyms for privilege
Related Words for privilegeright, exemption, license, advantage, freedom, prerogative, authority, benefit, authorization, concession, opportunity, immunity, allowance, entitlement, claim, charter, grant, liberty, birthright, favor
Examples from the Web for privilege
Contemporary Examples of privilege
Moreover, the exhibition begs the question: how do we come to privilege certain images?A History of Paris in 150 Photographs
December 14, 2014
Privilege can be a hard concept to get a handle on, especially for those who are immersed in it and reaping the benefits.What Is Privilege?
The Daily Beast Video
December 11, 2014
To protest means to question not just friends but even yourself as a white person of privilege in this society.
Blacks are quite aware of privilege, Dave Chapelle has a bit about it from 2000.
Yet, the only “nobodies” that do not have to be are those that have the privilege.
Historical Examples of privilege
Those less than the very best frankly esteem it a privilege.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Accept them for a dowry; and allow me to claim one privilege in return.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
It is not your privilege as a nation to speak of a distant past.
"You will do me a very great favour if you will let me have that privilege," said Austin.
"As she's my mare, perhaps I might have the privilege," said Dick.
- 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
Word Origin for privilege
mid-12c. "grant, commission" (recorded earlier in Old English, but as a Latin word), from Old French privilege "right, priority, privilege" (12c.) and directly from Latin privilegium "law applying to one person, bill of law in favor of or against an individual," later "privilege," from privus "individual" (see private (adj.)) + lex (genitive legis) "law" (see legal (adj.)). Meaning "advantage granted" is from mid-14c. in English.