Synonyms for privilege
ˈprɪv ə lɪdʒ, ˈprɪv lɪdʒpriv·i·lege
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Wiktionary2.8 / 4 votes
A peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor; a right or immunity not enjoyed by others or by all; special enjoyment of a good, or exemption from an evil or burden; a prerogative; advantage; franchise; preferential treatment.
To bring or put into a condition of privilege or exemption from evil or danger; to exempt; to deliver.
A common law doctrine that protects certain communications from being used as evidence in court.
English Synonyms and Antonyms2.3 / 3 votes
A right is that which one may properly demand upon considerations of justice, morality, equity, or of natural or positive law. A right may be either general or special, natural or artificial. "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are the natural and inalienable rights of all men; rights of property, inheritance, etc., are individual and special, and often artificial, as the right of inheritance by primogeniture. A privilege is always special, exceptional, and artificial; it is something not enjoyed by all, or only to be enjoyed on certain special conditions, a peculiar benefit, favor, advantage, etc. A privilege may be of doing or avoiding; in the latter case it is an exemption or immunity; as, a privilege of hunting or fishing; exemption from military service; immunity from arrest. A franchise is a specific right or privilege granted by the government or established as such by governmental authority; as, the elective franchise; a railroad franchise. A prerogative is an official right or privilege, especially one inherent in the royal or sovereign power; in a wider sense it is an exclusive and peculiar privilege which one possesses by reason of being what he is; as, reason is the prerogative of man; kings and nobles have often claimed prerogatives and privileges opposed to the inherent rights of the people. Compare DUTY; JUSTICE.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.9 / 9 votes
Princeton's WordNet1.7 / 3 votes
a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all
prerogative, privilege, perquisite, exclusive rightnoun
a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
"suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"
(law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
privilege, favor, favourverb
bestow a privilege upon
Dictionary of English Synonymes1.5 / 2 votes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 2 votes
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I am going to have to have a conversation with these people about his attorney-client privilege, work product privilege and executive privilege, we were operating under the idea that they would respect the invocation of those privileges, but they clearly haven't respected the invocation of attorney-client privilege for Eastman. And so, if they didn't do it with him, why would they do it with respect to Rudy Giuliani ?
United States naturalization is a privilege not United States naturalization, and those who have had this privilege bestowed upon them must respect and uphold the laws of our land.
The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.
... we have declined to produce documents covered by the attorney-client privilege, and we are preparing a log for the committee detailing what documents are being withheld under that privilege.
You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.
Translations for privilege
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- privilegiCatalan, Valencian
- výsada, privilegiumCzech
- Privileg, privilegierenGerman
- privilegiar, privilegioSpanish
- salassapito-oikeus, erioikeus, etuoikeusFinnish
- privilégier, privilègeFrench
- előny, kiváltságHungarian
- hak istimewaIndonesian
- prerogativa, privilegioItalian
- 特權, 특권Korean
- privilegiu, dreptRomanian
- льгота, привилегияRussian
- privilegij, privilegijaSerbo-Croatian
- ప్రత్యేక హక్కుTelugu
- kıyak, ayrıcalık, torpil, imtiyazTurkish
- đặc quyềnVietnamese
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