Definition of privileged adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd//
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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. a uniquely privileged position in the American workforce
  2. 2[not before noun] having an opportunity to do something that makes you feel proud synonym honoured We are privileged to welcome you as our speaker this evening. See related entries: Proud
  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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