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privilege

(prĭv′ĭ-lĭj) [L. privilegium, law affecting a single person, prerogative]
1. A right granted to a person in recognition of some special status, e.g., a right to practice one's profession in a health care facility.
2. An immunity from commonly imposed standards or laws.
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The trial judge questioned whether an absolute privilege should apply in the case, but nonetheless granted a summary judgment motion for the attorney, holding that the Supreme Court had held that "statements made during the course of a judicial proceeding are entitled to an absolute privilege," in Levin, Middlebrooks, Mabie, Thomas, Mayes & Mitchell, P.
Jeremy Gauntlet who was acting for BOSASA argued that the media could ask for press exceptionalism and claim absolute privilege to protect the identity of its sources.
However, over the last three decades I've built up enough memories of a truly wonderful sport to last a lifetime, and it's been an absolute privilege to have written about it in the Racing Post for 15 years.
Personally I can't wait it will be a week never to forget and to be a part of it is an absolute privilege.
It is an absolute privilege to be honoured with such a coveted recognition," said Mr Mithaiwala.
It's been my absolute privilege to serve my country for the last 29 years as an aerial porter.
News organizations are not seeking an absolute privilege to withhold information.
As to opinion work-product, the law accords a near absolute privilege.
The court rejected the plaintiff's contention that the privilege is not an absolute privilege.
All of the alleged statements, even if made by the developers, are absolute privilege under federal and state constitutions.
Courts generally afford employers an absolute privilege from defamation liability for disclosing employment information within the scope of a release agreement because a job applicant ".
They had little trouble finding protection for what the doctor said as a witness during the court session; state law provides an absolute privilege - protection against liability for libel - for court testimony.