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Definition of privileged adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈprɪvlɪdʒd//
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  1. 1(sometimes disapproving) having special rights or advantages that most people do not have Those in authority were in a privileged position. She comes from a privileged background. In those days, only a privileged few had the vote.
  2. 2[not before noun] having an opportunity to do something that makes you feel proud synonym honour We are privileged to welcome you as our speaker this evening.
  3. 3(law) (of information) known only to a few people and legally protected so that it does not have to be made public synonym confidential I'm sorry, that's privileged information.
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