In addition to sparing their lives, Kruger offered the prisoners better food and other privileges for their hard work.
The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob.
Perhaps most controversially, the government must reduce the privileges bestowed upon politicians.
mid-12c. "grant, commission" (recorded earlier in Old English, but as a Latin word), from Old French privilege "right, priority, privilege" (12c.) and directly from Latin privilegium "law applying to one person, bill of law in favor of or against an individual," later "privilege," from privus "individual" (see private (adj.)) + lex (genitive legis) "law" (see legal (adj.)). Meaning "advantage granted" is from mid-14c. in English.