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 for privileged
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Privilege \Priv"i*lege\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Privileged; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Privileging.] [Cf. F. privil['e]gier.]
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     1. To grant some particular right or exemption to; to invest
        with a peculiar right or immunity; to authorize; as, to
        privilege representatives from arrest.
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              To privilege dishonor in thy name.    --Shak.
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     2. To bring or put into a condition of privilege or exemption
        from evil or danger; to exempt; to deliver.
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              He took this place for sanctuary, And it shall
              privilege him from your hands.        --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Privileged \Priv"i*leged\, a.
     Invested with a privilege; enjoying a peculiar right,
     advantage, or immunity.
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     Privileged communication. (Law)
     (a) A communication which can not be disclosed without the
         consent of the party making it, -- such as those made by
         a client to his legal adviser, or by persons to their
         religious or medical advisers.
     (b) A communication which does not expose the party making it
         to indictment for libel, -- such as those made by persons
         communicating confidentially with a government, persons
         consulted confidentially as to the character of servants,
         etc.
  
     Privileged debts (Law), those to which a preference in
        payment is given out of the estate of a deceased person,
        or out of the estate of an insolvent. --Wharton.
        --Burrill.
  
     Privileged witnesses (Law) witnesses who are not obliged to
        testify as to certain things, as lawyers in relation to
        their dealings with their clients, and officers of state
        as to state secrets; also, by statute, clergymen and
        physicans are placed in the same category, so far as
        concerns information received by them professionally.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  privileged
      adj 1: blessed with privileges; "the privileged few" [ant:
             underprivileged]
      2: not subject to usual rules or penalties; "a privileged
         statement"
      3: confined to an exclusive group; "privy to inner knowledge";
         "inside information"; "privileged information" [syn:
         inside, inner, privileged]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "privileged":
     admitted, advantaged, auricular, authorized, between us, chartered,
     confidential, elite, empowered, enfranchised, entitled, esoteric,
     excepted, excused, exempt, exempted, favored, franchised, honored,
     hush-hush, immune, in petto, indulged, inside, irresponsible,
     let off, licensed, not for publication, off the record, patented,
     permitted, powerful, private, privy, protected, released,
     restricted, rich, ruling, sanctioned, sealed, secret, spared,
     special, unaccountable, unanswerable, under privilege, unliable,
     unpublishable, unsubject, warranted, wealthy
  
  

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