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privilege US English

A special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people

privilege US Thesaurus

senior students have certain privileges

absolute privilege in privilege US English

(In a parliamentary context) the right to say or write something without the risk of incurring punishment or legal action for defamation

privilege cab US English

(In the United Kingdom, at the end of the 19th cent. and the beginning of the 20th cent.) a cab allowed to stand for hire in a place (usually a railway station) from which other cabs were excluded.

crown privilege US English

A right or advantage granted to, by, or on behalf of a monarch; especially (Law) (in the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth countries) the right of the Crown to withhold documentary evidence in any legal proceedings on the grounds that it is in the public interest to do so.

mill privilege US English

The privilege of using water for driving a mill.

privilege leave US English

Additional leave of absence awarded as a privilege in particular circumstances.

privilege paper US English

A document attesting a particular privilege attaching to the bearer.

privilege debate US English

A debate relating to the extent or application of parliamentary privilege.

executive privilege US English

The privilege, claimed by the president for the executive branch of the US government, of withholding information in the public interest

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