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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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Both architectures include a consistent privileged mode and cache access control mechanisms.
With these new privileged mode standards, we can now develop a standard MIPS(R) RISC processor kernel and apply it across all of the 32-bit and 64-bit MIPS-basedTM processors.
New user and privileged modes and a memory protection unit enable easier porting of real-time operating systems and the convergence of several embedded applications on a single StarCore processor core.