- 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
At the time, she was booted from the team and lost her Associated Student Body position and school sports privileges for six weeks.School Sports Became ‘Clubs’ Amid the Pandemic – Now Two Coaches Are Out|Ashly McGlone|September 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In return for offering these privileges, society can reasonably expect to benefit, not suffer, from what corporations do.50 years later, Milton Friedman’s shareholder doctrine is dead|jakemeth|September 13, 2020|Fortune
At the same time, we pledged to use our privilege as a convener to advocate for change and to set an example by using our platform to highlight the important contributions of BIPOC professionals to this community.Nominations now open: Search Engine Land Award for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Search Marketing|Henry Powderly|September 11, 2020|Search Engine Land
For me personally, it meant committing to more deeply examining my own privilege and improving diversity throughout our company.
The company has paid billions for that privilege over the years.Is Apple getting real about search and about to take on Google?|Greg Sterling|August 27, 2020|Search Engine Land
As a white, educated, Western, middle-class male, I possess most of the unearned privilege the world has to offer.
“We look for the qualities that are evocative of V.S.O.P Privilege,” explained Hennessy Senior Vice President Rodney Williams.
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.
At the end of the first year, however, she resigned this privilege because she did not wish to accept the conditions of the gift.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
He continued its sale, however, as a kingly monopoly, allowing only those to engage in it who paid him for the privilege.
The Ratignolles' soirees musicales were widely known, and it was considered a privilege to be invited to them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
It was a privilege to sit so close to her at the table, to wait on her, and be the recipient of her charming smiles.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
To swear in suitable circumstances is the duty of all; but it is the privilege of those only who are in covenant with God.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
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