Synonyms for privilege

Grammar : Noun
Spell : priv-uh-lij, priv-lij
Phonetic Transcription : ˈprɪv ə lɪdʒ, ˈprɪv lɪdʒ

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Définition of privilege

Origin :
  • mid-12c. "grant, commission" (recorded earlier in Old English, but as a Latin word), from Old French privilege "right, priority, privilege" (12c.) and directly from Latin privilegium "law applying to one person, bill of law in favor of or against an individual," later "privilege," from privus "individual" (see private (adj.)) + lex (genitive legis) "law" (see legal (adj.)). Meaning "advantage granted" is from mid-14c. in English.
  • noun right, due
Example sentences :
  • Those less than the very best frankly esteem it a privilege.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Accept them for a dowry; and allow me to claim one privilege in return.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • It is not your privilege as a nation to speak of a distant past.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • "You will do me a very great favour if you will let me have that privilege," said Austin.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • "As she's my mare, perhaps I might have the privilege," said Dick.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Going to the Father without fear is a privilege for every minute of the day.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Pilgrims to Vaucluse must be prepared to pay dear for the privilege.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • A lovely girl, my dear Mrs. Van Dam,' she said; 'a privilege to know her.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Beauty must be the first law of life to the sex that has not the privilege of choosing.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • He hoped he might have the privilege of repeating his visit.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr

Antonyms for privilege

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