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Synonyms for privilege
ˈprɪv ə lɪdʒ, ˈprɪv lɪdʒpriv·i·lege

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  1. privilegenoun

    franchise, prerogative, claim, advantage, right, immunity, liberty

  2. privilegenoun

    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.

    liberty, claim, prerogative, advantage, franchise, immunity, right

  3. privilegenoun

    To bring or put into a condition of privilege or exemption from evil or danger; to exempt; to deliver.

    liberty, right, immunity, advantage, franchise, claim, prerogative

  4. privilegenoun

    A common law doctrine that protects certain communications from being used as evidence in court.

    advantage, prerogative, immunity, claim, right, liberty, franchise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. privilegenoun

    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.

    claim, exemption, franchise, immunity, liberty, license, prerogative, right

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. privilege

    prerogative, im-munity, franchise, right, liberty, advantage, claim, exemption

    disfranchisement, disqualification, exclusion, prohibition, inhibition

Princeton's WordNet

  1. privilegenoun

    a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all

    perquisite, prerogative, exclusive right

  2. 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"

    fringe benefit, perquisite, perk, prerogative, exclusive right

  3. privilegeverb

    (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship

    perquisite, prerogative, exclusive right

  4. privilege, favor, favourverb

    bestow a privilege upon

    favor, favour, prefer

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. privilegenoun

    prerogative, right, claim, advantage, immunity, franchise, liberty, favor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. privilegenoun

    liberty, right, franchise, prerogative, immunity, advantage

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "privilege":

    privileges, prerogative, privileged, lien, honour, imtiaz, concession, honor

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  1. Bill Clinton:

    He came from privilege, but he understood the aspirations of farmers and factory workers and forgotten Americans, his was an open, American spirit with a fine sense for the possible and a keen appreciation of the art of leadership. He was a master politician and a magnificent commander-in-chief.

  2. Patricia Millett:

    The issue, as I understood, before us was not about the content of the documents or when you look at them, but simply what happens when the current incumbent president says I'm not going to invoke executive privilege as to these documents with respect to this particular request.

  3. Roseanne Barr:

    I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there, and that's where I'm going to go and probably move somewhere there and study with my favorite teachers. I have saved a few pennies and I'm so lucky I can go. It's my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    Ultimately though one thing is clear, because we have adduced so much evidence of guilt of this President, so much evidence of serious misconduct, any privilege the President would have would be vitiated by this crime fraud exception. So that will give way, and if it doesn't to quote my colleague Chairman (Jerry) Nadler, it will mean that either Justice Roberts or the Supreme Court itself is not really a conservative justice or court, merely a partisan one. And I have to hope that is not the case for the country's sake.

  5. Unknown:

    To believe God is a Privilege, To doubt God is an insult.

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