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Privilege vs. Entitlement

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  • Privilege (noun)

    An exemption from certain laws granted by the Pope. from 8th c.

  • Privilege (noun)

    A particular benefit, advantage, or favor; a right or immunity enjoyed by some but not others; a prerogative, preferential treatment. from 10th c.

    "All first-year professors here must teach four courses a term, yet you're only teaching one! What entitled you to such a privilege?"

  • Privilege (noun)

    An especially rare or fortunate opportunity; the good fortune (to do something). from 14th c.

  • Privilege (noun)

    The fact of being privileged; the status or existence of (now especially social or economic) benefit or advantage within a given society. from 14th c.

  • Privilege (noun)

    A right or immunity enjoyed by a legislative body or its members. from 16th c.

  • Privilege (noun)

    A stock market option. from 19th c.

  • Privilege (noun)

    A common law doctrine that protects certain communications from being used as evidence in court.

    "''Your honor, my client is not required to answer that; her response is protected by attorney-client privilege."

  • Privilege (noun)

    An ability to perform an action on the system that can be selectively denied to users; permission.

  • Privilege (verb)

    To grant some particular right or exemption to; to invest with a peculiar right or immunity; to authorize

    "to privilege representatives from arrest"

  • Privilege (verb)

    To bring or put into a condition of privilege or exemption from evil or danger; to exempt; to deliver.

  • Entitlement (noun)

    The right to have something, whether actual or perceived.

  • Entitlement (noun)

    Power, authority to do something.

  • Entitlement (noun)

    Something that one is entitled to.

  • Entitlement (noun)

    A legal obligation on a government to make payments to a person, business, or unit of government that meets the criteria set in law, such as social security in the US.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Privilege (noun)

    A peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor; a right or immunity not enjoyed by others or by all; special enjoyment of a good, or exemption from an evil or burden; a prerogative; advantage; franchise.

  • Privilege (noun)

    See Call, Put, Spread, etc.

  • Privilege

    To grant some particular right or exemption to; to invest with a peculiar right or immunity; to authorize; as, to privilege representatives from arrest.

  • Privilege

    To bring or put into a condition of privilege or exemption from evil or danger; to exempt; to deliver.

  • Entitlement (noun)

    a right granted by law or contract, especially to financial benefits from the government.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Privilege (noun)

    a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all

  • Privilege (noun)

    a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right);

    "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"

  • Privilege (noun)

    (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship

  • Privilege (verb)

    bestow a privilege upon

  • Entitlement (noun)

    right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits);

    "entitlements make up the major part of the federal budget"

Princeton's WordNet

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