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privileged

[priv-uh-lijd, priv-lijd] /ˈprɪv ə lɪdʒd, ˈprɪv lɪdʒd/
adjective
1.
belonging to a class that enjoys special privileges; favored:
the privileged few.
2.
entitled to or exercising a privilege.
3.
restricted to a select group or individual:
privileged information; a privileged position.
4.
Law.
  1. not rendering the person making them liable to prosecution for libel or slander, in view of the attendant circumstances.
  2. not requiring any testimony concerning them to be presented in court.
5.
Navigation. (of a vessel) having the right of way.
Compare burdened.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see privilege, -ed2, -ed3
Related forms
nonprivileged, adjective
quasi-privileged, adjective
unprivileged, adjective
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privileged

/ˈprɪvɪlɪdʒd/
adjective
1.
enjoying or granted as a privilege or privileges
2.
(law)
  1. not actionable as a libel or slander
  2. (of a communication, document, etc) that a witness cannot be compelled to divulge
3.
(nautical) (of a vessel) having the right of way
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Word Origin and History for un privileged

privileged

adj.

late 14c. of things; mid-15c. of persons, past participle adjective from privilege (v.).

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