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adjective privileged pronunciation in American English /ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd/
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  1. 1
    having advantages and opportunities that other people do not have, because you have a lot of money or high social status

    Cynthia had a very privileged upbringing.

    a privileged class/group/elite

    the/a privileged few:

    For the privileged few, opportunities to make money always exist.

    1. a.
      able or allowed to do things that other people have no opportunity to do

      We feel very privileged because we get a year off work with full pay.

      be/feel privileged to do something:

      All those who were privileged to work with him have special memories.

      a privileged position:

      Her financial advisers occupy a privileged position within the company.

  2. 2
    legal privileged information is secret and does not have to be discussed in court

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