Healthcare should be a right, not a privilege.

I had the privilege of interviewing Picasso in the 1960s.


It was a real privilege to meet her.

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(Definition of privilege from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

privilege | Business English

be a privilege doing/to do sth It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with you all.

the attorney-client privilege

(Definition of privilege from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Examples of privilege


In approaching their prospects, network marketers enjoy the privilege of exploiting the element of intimacy by reducing the potential threat to their prospects’ negative face.

They were mutually dedicated to reforming institutions and removing privileges that they regarded as impediments to growth and stability.

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There is a danger that reflexivity could be used to privilege a theoretical or methodological standpoint by contrasting it to an unreflexive counterpart.

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More indirectly, these two stylistic dimensions mark different epistemic relations to the discourse, emphasizing and privileging different kinds of information.

The resources that are directed to this purpose give this community privileged access to the material evidence of the past.

It turns out that under certain circumstances, a maximin egalitarian case for seniority privileges could be made.

Such arrangements, enacted without the customary familial negotiations, usurped the privileges of parents and their ability to protect their family lineage, stability, and honour.

This flier makes explicit, despite its ostensibly pro-migrant tone, that migrant rights are in fact privileges that must be earned through integration.

Do artists whose work is most respected come from, and appeal to, privileged social groups?

In this manner, the use of an alien aesthetic functions analogously to a camp aesthetic that subverts claim to artistic privilege or autonomy.

The former was embodied in the sovereign whose privilege it was to decide on the existence of human life.

Both examples suggest a culturalpolitical logic – unwritten, fluid, but influential – which leaves some indigenous organisations privileged and others all but excluded.

But the “manufacture,” privileged by the state institutions, need not be afraid of competition, for it relies on royal subsidies, import restrictions, and monopolistic privileges.

Thus, in affirmative constructions, z- simply determines which of the two values is privileged.

Second, administrators refers to heads of non-profit organizations, and their power and privileges lie in the public properties under their control.

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Translations of privilege

in Chinese (Traditional)

(特定個體或群體的)特權,特別待遇, 榮幸, (富人或有權勢者的)特權,特別待遇…

in Chinese (Simplified)

(特定个体或群体的)特权,特别待遇, 荣幸, (富人或有权势者的)特权,特别待遇…

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privilegio, privilegio [masculine, singular]…

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privilège [masculine], privilège…

privilegium [neuter], privilegium, særrettighet…

привилегия, честь, удовольствие…

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