privilege

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (Canada) IPA: /ˈpɹɪvəlɛdʒ/
  • (UK) IPA: /ˈpɹɪv(ə)lɪdʒ/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
privilege

Plural
privileges

  1. A privilege is something special you are allowed to do or have. That is, not everyone is allowed to do or have it.
    Being able to drive is a privilege not a right.
    He was punished by having his privileges taken away.
    The privilege of the rich lords angered ordinary people in the French revolution.