- 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.
Origin of privilege
synonym study for privilege
OTHER WORDS FROM privilegepriv·i·leg·er, nounpro·priv·i·lege, adjective
How to use privilege in a sentence
Still professor emeritus, which actually gives me a great privilege of having free parking.
Understanding how big politics actually are to your safety and livelihood came with me first, checking some of my privilege, and second, understanding capitalism and the oligarchy we live in a little better.
Google pays an estimated $8 billion to $12 billion for the privilege, and as a result the DOJ said nearly half of Google’s search traffic in 2019 came from Apple products.Shares in Google’s parent soar 6% on ad sales rebound|Verne Kopytoff|October 29, 2020|Fortune
Analysts estimate Google pays more than $10 billion a year for the privilege and, since the designation costs Apple nothing, the money flows straight into Apple’s profits.Delayed iPhone 12 sales could be a drag on Apple’s quarterly report|Aaron Pressman|October 29, 2020|Fortune
“At Twitter, we believe privacy is a fundamental human right, not a privilege,” he is expected to say.Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown|Tony Romm, Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski, Heather Kelly, Elizabeth Dwoskin|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
Policy is an ineffective tool to address the cultural problem of privileging access over ownership.
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