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a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people:education is a right, not a privilege he has been accustomed all his life to wealth and privilege something regarded as a rare opportunity and bringing particular pleasure:I have the privilege of awarding you this scholarship (also absolute privilege) (in a parliamentary context) the right to say or write something without the risk of incurring punishment or legal action for defamation. the right of a lawyer or official to refuse to divulge confidential information.
chiefly historical a grant to an individual, corporation, or place of special rights or immunities, especially in the form of a franchise or monopoly.
verb [with object] formal
grant a privilege or privileges to:English inheritance law privileged the eldest son
(usually be privileged from
) exempt (someone) from a liability or obligation to which others are subject.
Remember that privilege
ends with -ege