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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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Justice Barbara Pariente, writing for the court majority, recounted the common law doctrine that holds that statements in court proceedings are usually subject to absolute privilege.
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Catherine said: "It was an absolute privilege to meet up with Aaron in Parliament, and hear about the opportunities he's benefited from through National Citizen Service.
RNLI helmsman Dave Scott said: "It was an absolute privilege to see such a wonderful natural phenomenon.