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privilege

priv·i·lege

privilege

 
pronunciation:
prI v lihj [or] prIv lihj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a right, immunity, benefit, or advantage belonging or granted exclusively to a person, group, social class, rank, or the like.
It is a privilege to live in this country.Officers have privileges that enlisted persons do not have.
synonyms:
entitlement, prerogative, right
similar words:
advantage, appanage, benefit, birthright, boon, due, freedom, honor, immunity, liberty, license, perk, perquisite, power
definition 2: the principle or condition of granting and preserving such exclusive rights or advantages.
professional advancement based on privilege
synonyms:
entitlement
similar words:
authority, authorization, birthright, dispensation, exemption, freedom, immunity, prerogative, qualification, seniority
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: privileged, privileges, privileging
definition: to grant a privilege, immunity, or exemption to.
His rank privileges him to secret information.
synonyms:
authorize, entitle, license, sanction
similar words:
allow, empower, enable, grant, permit, warrant