by Abbie Hough



noun \ˈpriv-lij, ˈpri-və-\

: a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others

: a special opportunity to do something that makes you proud

: the advantage that wealthy and powerful people have over other people in a society

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Frequent Uses

-Typically wealthy

ex. He comes from a privileged family.

-Having Racial advantages

ex: "White privilege"

-Having an honorable task

ex. He has the privilege of shaking hands with the ambassador.

What exactly does it mean to be "privileged" ?

Being privledged means to be blessed with opportunities which you did not earn.

"what men value in this world is not rights but privileges"- H.L. Mencken

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Lang, Nico. "Your Privilege Isn't The Problem, You Are The Problem." Thought Catalog. N.p., 23 Sept. 2013. Web. 07 Feb. 2014.

"Privilege." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2014.