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English noun: privilege

1. privilege (attribute) a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all


Broader (hypernym)advantage, vantage

2. privilege (attribute) a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)


SamplesSuffrage was the prerogative of white adult males.


Synonymsexclusive right, perquisite, prerogative


Broader (hypernym)right


Narrower (hyponym)easement, privilege of the floor

3. privilege (attribute) (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship


Broader (hypernym)right


Narrower (hyponym)attorney-client privilege, husband-wife privilege, informer's privilege, journalist's privilege, marital communications privilege, physician-patient privilege, priest-penitent privilege


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


English verb: privilege

1. privilege (social) bestow a privilege upon


Synonymsfavor, favour


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit









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