verb (used with object), priv·i·leged, priv·i·leg·ing.
Origin of privilege
Synonyms for privilege
Related Words for privilegingenable, empower, certify, allow, permit, accredit, authorize, license, grant, boost, endorse, tolerate, accept, have, sanction, warrant, absolve, free, uphold, affirm
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Contemporary Examples of privileging
Policy is an ineffective tool to address the cultural problem of privileging access over ownership.How Young People Are Destroying Liberty
October 11, 2014
- 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
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.