Definition of privileged
- not rendering the person making them liable to prosecution for libel or slander, in view of the attendant circumstances.
- not requiring any testimony concerning them to be presented in court.
Origin of privileged
OTHER WORDS FROM privilegednon·priv·i·leged, adjectivequa·si-priv·i·leged, adjectiveun·priv·i·leged, adjective
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How to use privileged in a sentence
“Sweden is one of the most medically privileged and healthcare privileged nations on the planet,” Vermund says.Herd immunity alone won’t stop COVID-19. Here’s why.|Kate Baggaley|September 2, 2020|Popular-Science
Kaguya knows her elevated status is what her parents dreamed of for her, so that she could live the privileged life they never had.
The presumption of innocence, once seen as a liberal conceit aimed at protecting the oppressed, is ridiculed as justification to guard the racially privileged.American Fringes: The Intellectual Dark Web Declares Its Independence|Nick Fouriezos|August 11, 2020|Ozy
Josefowitz highlighted her relatively privileged circumstances, namely attentive staff and zero coronavirus cases in the beachfront building.No Visitors Leading to Despair and Isolation in Senior Care Homes|Jared Whitlock|July 28, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Now the dining room was considered as a privileged place by the ancient Romans.The Roman Domus (House): Architecture and Reconstruction|Dattatreya Mandal|April 8, 2020|Realm of History
Thomas Sadoski should be the frontrunner to play every smarmy privileged thirty-something from now on.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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Privileged children tend to live in higher-performing school districts.
“My experience was very ordinary, but very privileged,” she said.Women Share Their Secret Abortion Stories For 1 in 3 Campaign|Brandy Zadrozny|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I still miss my friend, a girl from a privileged white family that had a multi-generation history in a sorority at USC.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life|Maya Richard Craven|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Aunt Ri was a privileged character, but her logical method of questioning was inconvenient.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Bacon's Rebellion is remembered in history primarily as a revolt of the plain, common man against a privileged few.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
But a woman is not, I believe, considered as privileged to know any thing by these commercial personages.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Statements rendered by mercantile or collection agencies to inquirers for business purposes are clearly privileged.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Every member and every servant of the Company was to be privileged against impressment and arrest.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for privileged
- not actionable as a libel or slander
- (of a communication, document, etc) that a witness cannot be compelled to divulge