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priv·i·lege

privilege

 
 
pronunciation:
prI v lihj [or] prIv lihj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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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.
Officers have privileges that enlisted persons do not have.His immigrant parents felt that being able to live in this country was a privilege.
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.
In the past, admission to the prestigious university was largely based on privilege rather than academic merit.
synonyms:
entitlement
similar words:
authority, authorization, birthright, dispensation, exemption, freedom, immunity, prerogative, qualification, seniority
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: privileges, privileging, privileged
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
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