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noun privilege pronunciation in British English /ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ/
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singularprivilege
pluralprivileges

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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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