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  Definition of Privilege
  1. a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all
  2. a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"
  3. (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
  4. bestow a privilege upon
Similar Words: prerogative, perquisite, exclusive right, favor, favour

 

Hyponyms: easement, privilege of the floor, attorney-client privilege, informer's privilege, journalist's privilege, marital communications privilege, husband-wife privilege, physician-patient privilege, priest-penitent privilege

 

Derivational Morphology: favor, favour, prerogative, perquisite, exclusive right

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 特权   Croatian: privilegija  
Dutch: voorrecht   Finnish: etuoikeus  
French: privilège   German: Privileg  
Hungarian: előny   Italian: privilegio  
Japanese: 特権   Korean: 특권  
Portuguese: privilégio   Russian: привилегия  
Spanish: privilegio   Swedish: privilegium  
 
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