Definition of privileged
1 : having or enjoying one or more privileges privileged classes
2 : 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 in a Sentence
He comes from a very privileged background.
The town attracts people who are wealthy and privileged.
The President's adviser has a privileged position of trust.
She had privileged access to the files.
Only the privileged few can become members of the club.
Recent Examples of privileged from the Web
The 72-year-old New Yorker, who died Wednesday after battling cancer and other ailments for several years, was the rotund, privileged embodiment of money’s hold over global soccer.
Comey’s recollections of his conversations with the president are neither inherently privileged nor classified.
Jean's monotonous (albeit very privileged) existence is driving her up a wall.
An internal review showed the bank is revising its guidelines for private speaking engagements because such events may give the impression that some select groups receive privileged access to information, eroding public trust.
A video caught Kalanick acting the part of privileged lout toward an Uber driver.
Research shows that poor children who attend school alongside more privileged peers score higher on standardized tests and earn more money as adults.
Apple's iOS has no user-accessible privileged account at all.
The patient roster is a perfect microcosm of L.A.’s privileged class: art dealers and Rodeo Drive merchants, clothing designers and Boeing middle managers, studio execs and the trophy wives who will eventually divorce them.
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First Known Use of privileged
PRIVILEGED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of privileged for English Language Learners
: having special rights or advantages that most people do not have
law : known only by the people who need to know
PRIVILEGED Defined for Kids
Definition of privileged for Students
: having more things and a better chance in life than most people He comes from a privileged family.
Legal Definition of privileged
: not subject to the usual rules or penalties because of some special circumstance; especially : not subject to disclosure especially in an adjudicative proceeding
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