HyperDic: privilege

English > 4 senses of the word privilege:
NOUNattributeprivilegea special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed / enjoyed by all
attributeprivilege, prerogative, perquisite, exclusive righta right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
attributeprivilege(law) the right to refuse / refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
VERBsocialprivilege, favor, favourbestow a privilege upon
privilege > pronunciation
Soundsprih'vihlahjh; prih'vihlihjh; prih'vlahjh; prih'vlihjh
Rhymesacreage ... wreckage: 85 rhymes with ahjh...
abridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > privilege: 4 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed / enjoyed by all.
Broaderadvantage, vantageThe quality of having a superior or more favorable position
Spanishprivilegio
Catalanprivilegi
Verbsprivilegebestow a privilege upon
English > privilege: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right).
Synonymsprerogative, perquisite, exclusive right
Narrowereasement(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)
privilege of the floorThe right to be admitted onto the floor of a legislative assembly while it is in session
BroaderrightAn abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
Spanishderecho exclusivo, prerrogativa, privilegio, regalía
Catalandret exclusiu, prerrogativa, privilegi
Verbsprivilegebestow a privilege upon
English > privilege: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaning(law) the right to refuse / refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowerattorney-client privilegeThe right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge confidential information from his client
informer's privilegeThe right of the government to refuse to reveal the identity of an informer
journalist's privilegeThe right of a journalist to refuse to divulge sources of confidential information
marital communications privilege, husband-wife privilegeNeither spouse can divulge confidential communications from the other while they were married
physician-patient privilegeThe right of a physician to refuse to divulge confidential information from a patient without the consent of the patient
priest-penitent privilegeThe right of a clergyman to refuse to divulge confidential information received from a person during confession or similar exchanges
BroaderrightAn abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
Spanishderecho al silencio, privilegio
Catalandret al silenci, privilegi
English > privilege: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningbestow a privilege upon.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsfavor, favour
Broaderpermit, allow, let, countenanceconsent to, give permission
Spanishfavorecer, privilegiar
Nounsprivilegea right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
privilegea special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed / enjoyed by all

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