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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.
References in classic literature ?
Certains droits et privileges de la noblesse me paraissent etre des moyens de soutenir ce sentiment.
Certain rights and privileges for the aristocracy appear to me a means of maintaining that sentiment.
Speranski went on to say that honor, l'honeur, cannot be upheld by privileges harmful to the service; that honor, l'honneur, is either a negative concept of not doing what is blameworthy or it is a source of emulation in pursuit of commendation and rewards, which recognize it.
I do not dispute that, but it cannot be denied that court privileges have attained the same end," returned Prince Andrew.
As a matter of fact, if the priest has possessions and privileges, he at once appears in the light of an oppressor.
But suppose a kind of social tabula rasa, every social unit perfectly equal, an increase of population everywhere in the same ratio, and give the same amount of land to each family; it would not be long before you would again have all the existing inequalities of fortune; it is glaringly evident, therefore, that there are such things as superiority of fortune, of thinking capacity, and of power, and we must make up our minds to this fact; but the masses will always regard rights that have been most honestly acquired as privileges, and as a wrong done to themselves.
Washington and myself a reception, at which we had the privilege of meeting some of the best people in England.
It was a great privilege to meet throughout England those who had known and honoured the late William Lloyd Garrison, the Hon.
Many little privileges were taken away from it, while its wages and its standard of living steadily sank down.
For a person, group, or subculture to foreshadow another is symptomatic of a privilege being enjoyed, sometimes acknowledged, but often unchecked.
I've seen discussions of white privilege all over the Internet, especially on social media, and there has been an annual White Privilege Conference since 1999.
A new and startling development has recently occurred in the law of delegation: Congress has for the first time expressly delegated to an administrative agency the power to write rules of privilege.