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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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Event organiser and club coach Josh Illingworth said: "It has been an amazing day and an absolute privilege to have Brian here, he is an inspiration and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the session".
The 64-year-old said: "It has been an absolute privilege to see the enjoyment and energy of the young people inspired by our coaches.
Linda Summerhayes, of Cancer Research UK, said: "It is an absolute privilege to be able to recognise the strength of youngsters like Agatha.
THE Examiner's second Schools Awards ceremony was held at Kirklees College and it was an absolute privilege to share the room with such dedicated, hard working and inspirational teachers, support staff and pupils.
Chris Saunders, senior midwife for the centre, said: "It's an absolute privilege to play such an important part of families' lives, and we know they remember every single member of the team involved in their care because they tell us when they come back.
Working in education is an absolute privilege, but UWC Atlantic College offers something truly unique.
It has been an absolute privilege to have been in charge of the national team these last 30 months, and we go to France in good spirits with a strong desire to do well in the next few weeks.
It's been an absolute privilege to have been in charge of the Republic of Ireland these last 30 months," he said.
Being nominated for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award is an absolute privilege.
It's an absolute privilege to lead such a talented mix of players.
It has been an absolute privilege to work with such inspirational pupils and hugely committed sta, and to be leaving it in excellent hands and in an outstanding position.