- having one or more privileges
- like or having the status of privileged communication; confidential
- having special favored status
- Naut. designating the vessel that has the right of way
- If you were born to wealthy parents and went to private school, this is an example of when you might be described as privileged.
- If you are given an exclusive invite to attend a concert, this is an example of when you are privileged.
- Information shared with your lawyer that your lawyer is legally obligated not to share is an example of privileged information.
The definition of privileged is being fortunate or having special rights to do something desirable, or information that is confidential or protected from being made public.
- Enjoying a privilege or having privileges: a privileged childhood; privileged society.
- Entailing or carrying certain privileges: a reporter who has a privileged relationship with the actor.
- Law a. Protected by a legally recognized right against disclosure: privileged information.b. Protected by a legally recognized right against a lawsuit for libel or slander.
nounused with a pl. verb
Privileged people considered as a group. Often used with the.
- Simple past tense and past participle of privilege.
(comparative more privileged, superlative most privileged)
- Having special privileges.
- (law) Not subject to legal discovery due to a protected status.
- They were privileged to ask alms throughout Scotland.
- The opposition of the United States was due very largely to the fear that Great Britain would acquire a privileged position in regard to the proposed interoceanic canal.
- These vigils are further distinguished as privileged and unprivileged.
- I don't discuss privileged conversations I've had with my clients.
- His intentions were made known only to a privileged few, and these, curiously, were not his colleagues.