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privilege

1. any of the fundamental rights guaranteed to the citizens of a country by its constitution
2. 
a. the right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge information obtained in confidence from a client
b. the right claimed by any of certain other functionaries to refuse to divulge information
3. the rights and immunities enjoyed by members of most legislative bodies, such as freedom of speech, freedom from arrest in civil cases during a session, etc.

Privilege

 

the granting of some concession; a partial exemption from fulfilling established rules or obligations (tax privileges or pension privileges) or the easing of the conditions of their fulfillment.

privilege

(1) The rights granted to a single user or group of users who operate a computer. Administrative privileges allow a user the right to make any and all changes in the computer, including setting up accounts for other users. User-level privileges are more restricted. See access rights.

(2) The rights granted to software running in the computer, which determines which hardware and software resources can be accessed and changed. See privileged mode and access mode.
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The court upheld that principle in succeeding cases, although it clarified that absolute privilege did not extend to witnesses making false statements to police as part of a criminal investigation.
Nasche(5) ruled that a release form signed by an applicant for government employment afforded an absolute privilege against a defamation action, even if statements of the former employer were made maliciously.
Simply put, absolute privilege opens the door for dishonest behavior that under almost any scenario would be called 'defamation' and would be considered grounds for the court system's involvement," said Zamansky.
She said: "It is an absolute privilege to have been chosen.
Mark Freeland, BBC Head of In-House Comedy, says: "Led by David Walliams, it''''s an absolute privilege to work with such a brilliant cast and off-screen production team.
The three of us agreed it had been an absolute privilege to meet the great man.
It is an absolute privilege to say that in my career I have had both these managers at the clubs I have played for.
It is my honour to have been elected for this post and it will be an absolute privilege to serve this association once again.
Noel Hamill, consumer business unit director at Vodafone, said: "It's been an absolute privilege and honour to be the major sponsor of Australia's summer of cricket over so many years.
8220;The leadership that I have had the absolute privilege of dealing with from The Busy Buddy is one that I know will be able to not only please but also excite both our existing as well as new clientele
Levey, who has ridden 17 winners this year, said: "I am extremely glad to get this opportunity and it is an absolute privilege.
To be taking part in LEAD is an absolute privilege.