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Noun: privilege  pri-vu-lij
  1. A special advantage, 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 privilege of white adult males";
    - prerogative, perquisite, exclusive right
     
  3. (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
Verb: privilege  pri-vu-lij
  1. Bestow a privilege upon
    - favor [US], favour [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: privileged, privileging, privileges

Type of: advantage, allow, countenance, let, permit, right, vantage

Encyclopedia: Privilege, Ibiza