be privileged


: to have the good fortune (to have, be, or do something)
I was privileged to be part of the winning team.

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Recent Examples on the Web Congress would take that information into account in consideration of a package of cuts that would be privileged and voted on via an expedited process. Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 This reasoning reveals a disturbing strain of thought: the idea that religion is under siege, and that religious speech and religious conduct in the public sphere need to be privileged. Fabio Bertoni, The New Yorker, 20 July 2022 LaFrance in February had also called on the administration to release the reports, with any information the administration believed to be privileged redacted from the reports, and with a log of the omissions. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Feb. 2023 When a criminal-investigative team is privy to information that later turns out to be privileged, sometimes the courts then have to get involved in reviewing whether the government can use certain information in the prosecution or whether that’s already tainted. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2022 While evacuees like Aida may be privileged with their skills in English, many can’t speak it – much less read or write in their native languages, says Shams. Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Sep. 2022 Federal prosecutors also argued a special master was unnecessary because a FBI filter team — used to sift through and separate documents that may be privileged — had already completed a review of the records that may be covered by attorney-client or executive privileges. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 5 Sep. 2022 Google tried to educate its employees on what types of communications might be privileged, and explained how employees might protect or lose the privilege. Joshua Stein, Forbes, 16 May 2022 The City Attorney’s Office denied withholding responsive records and said lawyers were still combing through records to see which documents needed to be provided and what might be privileged. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022

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“Be privileged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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