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privilege

noun
 
 
/ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ/
ADVANTAGE [C, U] an advantage that only one person or group has, usually because of their position or because they are richAdvantage and disadvantage
OPPORTUNITY [no plural] an opportunity to do something special or enjoyable: [+ of + doing sth] I had the privilege of meeting the Queen.Advantage and disadvantage
privileged adjective having a privilege: to be in a privileged position Advantage and disadvantage
(Definition of privilege from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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