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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 Enhanced Security Package incorporates a range of features, including integrity protection, multiple privilege levels, and a watchdog timer that help protect system-on-chips (SoCs) against both logical and physical attacks, such as IP theft and remote attacks, without compromising performance.
After establishing uniform privilege levels and guidelines that exceed disciplinary unit-related ACA standards, the control unit philosophy to provide an environment that promotes self-growth by gradually working inmates into congregate activities is crucial.
Three user privilege levels enhance security and management flexibility.
These connections are the lifeblood of the cybercriminals, who tap into the fact that the privilege levels of user IDs that interconnect with third-party systems invariably tend to be higher than direct external accounts.
The TC3240 allows up to four different IP address aliases, manageable privilege levels for users and is password protected.
It also has full audit-trail capabilities and multitiered privilege levels for robust system security.