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privilege

Pronunciation: /ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ/

Translation of privilege in Spanish:

noun/nombre

c and u
  • 1.1 (special right) privilegio (masculine) parliamentary/congressional privilege uncountable/no numerable inmunidad (feminine) parlamentaria
    Example sentences
    • The bill, piloted by acting Foreign Affairs Minister Danny Montano, is meant to grant certain privileges and immunities to the ACS.
    • A citizen or class of citizens may not be granted privileges or immunities not granted on the same terms to all citizens.
    • In earlier times, people from wealthy families enjoyed great privileges not available to working-class and poor people.
    1.2 (honor) (no plural/sin plural) privilegio (masculine), honor (masculine) I had the privilege of speaking to her in person tuve el privilegio or el honor de hablar con ella en persona it is my privilege to be able to introduce … tengo el honor or el privilegio de presentarles a …
    Example sentences
    • ‘It is a great honour and privilege to receive this award, especially in such a forum,’ he commented.
    • He did, however, describe the awards haul as ‘a real privilege, a tremendous honour and a real achievement’.
    • It's an immense privilege and honour to lead the council and I'm very proud of what has been achieved in the last three years.

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