1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is privileged has an advantage or opportunity that most other people do not have, often because of their wealth or high social class.

They were, by and large, a very wealthy, privileged elite.

...I felt very privileged to work at the university.

The privileged are people who are privileged.

They are only interested in preserving the power of the privileged and the well off... Family problems are found in every class, he said, but were more common among the less privileged.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Privileged information is known by only a small group of people, who are not legally required to give it to anyone else.

The data is privileged information, not to be shared with the general public...

Mr Nixon argued the tapes were privileged.


English dictionary. 2008.