Definitions of privilege

  1. To grant a privilege to.
  2. grant a privilege to
  3. To invest with a peculiar right or immunity; to exempt from censure. Writ of privilege, a writ to deliver a privileged person from custody when arrested in a civil suit.
  4. To invest with rights or immunities; to grant some particular and peculiar benefit to; to exempt, as from censure, or from paying a tax or impost.
  5. a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all
  6. ( law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
  7. A peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor; a right or immunity not enjoyed by others or by all; special enjoyment of a good, or exemption from an evil or burden; a prerogative; advantage; franchise.
  8. See Call, Put, Spread, etc.
  9. To grant some particular right or exemption to; to invest with a peculiar right or immunity; to authorize; as, to privilege representatives from arrest.
  10. To bring or put into a condition of privilege or exemption from evil or danger; to exempt; to deliver.
  11. A special advantage, favor, or right, granted to or enjoyed by some to the exclusion of others; one of the rights granted to the people by a constitutional form of government.
  12. A peculiar advantage: a right not general: prerogative.
  13. A peculiar advantage; special right.
  14. A right or advantage enjoyed by certain persons only.
  15. A benefit or advantage peculiar to a person, company or society; pecullar advantage, right or immunity; prerogative.
  16. A right enjoyed alone or with few; a peculiar benefit or advantage; liberty; favour; advantage.