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Definition 1: a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where privilege or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males

Synonyms for privilege in the sense of this definition

(privilege is a kind of ...) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people" "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

(... is a kind of privilege ) (law) the privilege of using something that is not your own (as using another's land as a right of way to your own land)

(... is a kind of privilege ) the right to be admitted onto the floor of a legislative assembly while it is in session

Definition 2: (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship - [noun denoting attribute]

(privilege is a kind of ...) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people" "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

(... is a kind of privilege ) the right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge confidential information from his client

(... is a kind of privilege ) the right of the government to refuse to reveal the identity of an informer

(... is a kind of privilege ) the right of a journalist to refuse to divulge sources of confidential information

(... is a kind of privilege ) neither spouse can divulge confidential communications from the other while they were married

(... is a kind of privilege ) the right of a physician to refuse to divulge confidential information from a patient without the consent of the patient

(... is a kind of privilege ) the right of a clergyman to refuse to divulge confidential information received from a person during confession or similar exchanges

(privilege belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all - [noun denoting attribute]

(privilege is a kind of ...) the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

"the experience gave him the advantage over me"

Synonyms for privilege in the sense of this definition

(privilege is a kind of ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

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