a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group:education is a right, not a privilege [mass noun]:he has been accustomed all his life to wealth and privilege
something regarded as a special honour:I had the privilege of giving the Sir George Brown memorial lecture
(also absolute privilege) (especially in a parliamentary context) the right to say or write something without the risk of incurring punishment or legal action for defamation:he called on MPs not to abuse their privilege [mass noun]:a breach of parliamentary privilege
the right of a lawyer or official to refuse to divulge confidential information.
chiefly historical a grant to an individual, corporation, or place of special rights or immunities, especially in the form of a franchise or monopoly.
grant a privilege or privileges to:English inheritance law privileged the eldest son
exempt (someone) from a liability or obligation to which others are subject:barristers are privileged from arrest going to, coming from, and abiding in court