- 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[not before noun] having an opportunity to do something that makes you feel proud synonym honor We are privileged to welcome you as our speaker this evening.
- 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.