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noun privilege pronunciation in British English /ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a special benefit that is available only to a particular person or group
    Cheap air travel is one of the privileges of working for the airline.
    The country should extend trade privileges to its poorer neighbours.
    1. a.
      something nice that you feel lucky to have
      It’s been a privilege to be involved in such an interesting project.
    2. b.
      something that only a particular type of person is allowed to do
      He was exercising the privileges of an old man to be as rude as he liked.

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