Definition of privileged
- privileged classes
- a privileged communication
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.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'privileged.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: having special rights or advantages that most people do not have
law : known only by the people who need to know
What made you want to look up privileged? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).