To grant some particular right or exemption to; to invest with a peculiar right or immunity; to authorize; as, to privilege representatives from arrest.
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 Antonyms
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 Antonyms
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
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How to use privilege in a sentence?
Every member of the House is accorded the opportunity to bring up impeachment, this is not something that the Constitution has bestowed upon leadership. It is something that every member has the right and privilege of doing.
Man is the only animal with the powers of laughter, a privilege which was not bestowed on him for nothing. Let us then laugh while we may, no matter how broad the laugh may be, and despite of what the poet says about ?the loud laugh that speaks the vacant mind.? The mind should occasionally be vacant, as the land should sometimes lie fallow, and for precisely the same reason.
I'm glad to see that Emmet is using a high standard because after all, we've given them everything they ask, thirty-two witnesses, no invocation of privilege. 1.4 million documents, no invocation of privilege. Tell me we have something to hide. We have nothing to hide.
It is the high privilege and sacred duty of those now living to educate their successors and fit them, by intelligence and virtue, for the inheritance which awaits them.
We should call this what it is: an absolute cover-up by the White House, the White House is advancing a new and dangerous theory: the crony privilege.
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- privilegiCatalan, Valencian
- výsada, privilegiumCzech
- privilegieren, PrivilegGerman
- privilegio, privilegiarSpanish
- salassapito-oikeus, etuoikeus, erioikeusFinnish
- privilège, privilégierFrench
- előny, kiváltságHungarian
- privilegio, prerogativaItalian
- 특권, 特權Korean
- drept, privilegiuRomanian
- привилегия, льготаRussian
- privilegij, privilegijaSerbo-Croatian
- ప్రత్యేక హక్కుTelugu
- imtiyaz, torpil, kıyak, ayrıcalıkTurkish
- đặc quyềnVietnamese
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