special privilege

noun

Definition of special privilege

: a privilege granted (as by a law or constitution) to an individual or group to the exclusion of others and in derogation of common right introduced a bill that would provide for special privileges such as tariff and other subsidies to domestic corporations the board … considered perhaps that scientists felt they were a group apart, entitled to special privilege or gentle treatment— Vannevar Bush

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“Special privilege.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20privilege. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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