Associations to the word «Privilege»


PRIVILEGE, noun. (ecclesiastical law) (now) (chiefly historical) An exemption from certain laws granted by the Pope. [from 8th c.]
PRIVILEGE, noun. (countable) A particular benefit, advantage, or favor; a right or immunity enjoyed by some but not others; a prerogative, preferential treatment. [from 10th c.]
PRIVILEGE, noun. An especially rare or fortunate opportunity; the good fortune (to do something). [from 14th c.]
PRIVILEGE, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (uncountable) The fact of being privileged; the status or existence of (now especially social or economic) benefit or advantage within a given society. [from 14th c.]
PRIVILEGE, noun. A right or immunity enjoyed by a legislative body or its members. [from 16th c.]
PRIVILEGE, noun. (countable) (US) (finance) (now) (rare) A stock market option. [from 19th c.]
PRIVILEGE, noun. (legal) A common law doctrine that protects certain communications from being used as evidence in court.
PRIVILEGE, noun. (computing) An ability to perform an action on the system that can be selectively granted or denied to users; permission.
PRIVILEGE, verb. (archaic) To grant some particular right or exemption to; to invest with a peculiar right or immunity; to authorize; as, to privilege representatives from arrest.
PRIVILEGE, verb. (archaic) To bring or put into a condition of privilege or exemption from evil or danger; to exempt; to deliver.

Dictionary definition

PRIVILEGE, noun. A special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all.
PRIVILEGE, noun. A right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males".
PRIVILEGE, noun. (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship.
PRIVILEGE, verb. Bestow a privilege upon.

Wise words

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Arabian Proverb