from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Enjoying a privilege or having privileges: a privileged childhood; privileged society.
- adj. Confined to an exclusive or chosen group of individuals: privileged information.
- n. Privileged people considered as a group. Often used with the.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of privilege.
- adj. having special priveleges
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Invested with a privilege; enjoying a peculiar right, advantage, or immunity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. blessed with privileges
- adj. not subject to usual rules or penalties
- adj. confined to an exclusive group
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I use the word "privileged" to refer to a world I feel privileged to see through the eyes of an author who translates the past and brings it to light by appreciating it as a living, breathing thing.
I do think the concept of exclusivity for the privileged is an interesting one, though.
The defense wants the prosecution sanctioned for intercepting what they called privileged phone calls with his attorney.
I use the word "privileged" not in a cheesy, insincere way or as a cliché, but to describe the lasting effect these long-term AIDS survivors have had on my life.
After months of avoiding the subject, Chancellor Merkel has chosen this moment to revive her idea of offering Turkey what she calls a privileged partnership with the EU, rather than full membership.
Both groups believe very firmly that the existence of the club of the privileged is not an issue.
Those in privileged positions very often fail to notice that fact: why do you think White Southerners in the 1960s often said they thought Blacks were “happy” with segregation?
They were somewhat in privileged positions and they understood that without access to the ballot box their lives were not in their hands, said Susan Scanlan, president of the Women's Research and Education Institute in Washington.
Virginia, struggled to maintain privileged position with respect to the crown, not much was accomplished, although the loose general strategy was worked out.
The “tone” accusation is a tried and true method those in privileged positions use to dismiss the opinions of the “Other.”
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.