- 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.
- privatization issue,
- privet hawk,
- privileged altar,
- privileged site,
Origin of privileged
verb (used with object), priv·i·leged, priv·i·leg·ing.
Origin of privilege
Examples from the Web for privileged
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Privileged children tend to live in higher-performing school districts.
Maybe at one point I would have envied these students who grew up in privileged families so often laden with trust funds.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life|Maya Richard Craven|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am one who will march for life and will continue to stand up in defense of life as long as I am privileged to be in office.Rand Paul Attacked by Social Conservatives Over Plan B|Olivia Nuzzi|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The play, set in 1982, depicts the struggles of three privileged slackers to come to terms with impending adulthood.Michael Cera Brings ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway After 18 Years|Tom Teodorczuk|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I know, however, that you consider yourself a privileged person.The Yellow Crayon|E. Phillips Oppenheim
It is the name of a felon—of one under doom of outlawry—whom all men are privileged to slay.Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia|William Gilmore Simms
He invited them to the Royal Museum, where they were privileged to view some of the most precious treasures of the Kingdom.Kisington Town|Abbie Farwell Brown
The most remarkable lady—this to Corklemore, in confidence—I have ever been privileged to meet.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Here before me was beauty of the purest type I have ever been privileged to see.The Portal of Dreams|Charles Neville Buck
- not actionable as a libel or slander
- (of a communication, document, etc) that a witness cannot be compelled to divulge
- 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
late 14c. of things; mid-15c. of persons, past participle adjective from privilege (v.).
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.
early 14c., privilegen, "to invest with a privilege," from privilege (n.) and from Old French privilegier (13c.), from Medieval Latin privilegare, from Latin privilegium. Related: Privileged; priviledging.