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privilege

[ priv-uh-lij, priv-lij ]
/ 藞pr瑟v 蓹 l瑟d蕭, 藞pr瑟v l瑟d蕭 /
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noun
verb (used with object), priv路i路leged, priv路i路leg路ing.
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Origin of privilege

First recorded in 1125鈥75; (noun) Middle English; earlier privilegie, from Old French privilege, from Latin pr墨vil膿gium originally, 鈥渁 law (for or against an individual),鈥 equivalent to pr墨vi- (combining form of pr墨vus 鈥渙ne's own, private鈥) + l膿g- (see legal) + -ium -ium; (verb) Middle English privilegen, from Middle French privilegier, from Medieval Latin pr墨vil膿gi膩re, derivative of pr墨vil膿gium

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1. Privilege, prerogative refer to a special advantage or right possessed by an individual or group. A privilege is a right or advantage gained by birth, social position, effort, or concession. It can have either legal or personal sanction: the privilege of paying half fare; the privilege of calling whenever one wishes. Prerogative refers to an exclusive right claimed and granted, often officially or legally, on the basis of social status, heritage, sex, etc.: the prerogatives of a king; the prerogatives of management.

OTHER WORDS FROM privilege

priv路i路leg路er, nounpro路priv路i路lege, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for privilege

privilege
/ (藞pr瑟v瑟l瑟d蕭) /

noun
verb (tr)
to bestow a privilege or privileges upon
(foll by from) to free or exempt

Word Origin for privilege

C12: from Old French privil膿ge, from Latin pr墨vil膿gium law relevant to rights of an individual, from pr墨vus an individual + l膿x law
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