un·​priv·​i·​leged ˌən-ˈpriv-lijd How to pronounce unprivileged (audio)
: not privileged
an unprivileged position
the unprivileged masses

Examples of unprivileged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s folks who are unprivileged who will be forced to resort to unsafe methods of avoiding pregnancy or terminating pregnancy. Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, 1 July 2022 The vulnerability lets an unprivileged user overwrite data that is supposed to be read-only, which can lead to additional privilege escalation. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 3 May 2022 Judge David Carter of the District Court for the Central District of California ordered Eastman to begin reviewing at least 1,500 pages per business day starting on Friday, and immediately transfer any unprivileged documents to the committee. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 28 Jan. 2022 Who is really the fraud, the empty-headed playboy who gets by on connections and unearned income, or the unprivileged striver? Megan O’Grady, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2020 However, modern processors come with a power meter built-in and allow unprivileged users to read out its measurements from software. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2020 Other brokers within the firm are working to ensure that unprivileged children in the area get something in their stockings this year. Amanda Molitor, The Denver Post, 21 Nov. 2019 The service may be started or stopped by unprivileged users. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 7 Aug. 2019 Boyle recently helped Brown team up with Skateistan, a non-profit that brings skateboarding to unprivileged youth around the world. CBS News, 5 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unprivileged was in 1592

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“Unprivileged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unprivileged. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition


ˌən-ˈpriv-lijd, -ˈpri-və-
: not privileged
unprivileged communication

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