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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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Support for unmodified guests, such as Windows, is made possible by Intel's VT technology, which provides a privileged mode of execution that allows Xen to share platform resources between both modified and unmodified guest operating systems, providing CPU, memory and I/O resource guarantees.
The new privileged mode 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.
The new MIPS32(TM) and MIPS64(TM) architectures incorporates previous MIPS(R) instruction set architectures, or ISAs, add new more powerful instructions, and expand the MIPS(R) standard to include privileged mode and kernel operations used in operating system software.