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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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