: having special rights or advantages that most people do not have

law : known only by the people who need to know

Full Definition of PRIVILEGED

:  having or enjoying one or more privileges <privileged classes>
:  not subject to the usual rules or penalties because of some special circumstance; especially :  not subject to disclosure in a court of law <a privileged communication>

Examples of PRIVILEGED

  1. He comes from a very privileged background.
  2. The town attracts people who are wealthy and privileged.
  3. The President's adviser has a privileged position of trust.
  4. She had privileged access to the files.
  5. Only the privileged few can become members of the club.

First Known Use of PRIVILEGED

14th century


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