I have the privilege, today, to present a definition of the word “privilege.”
1. a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people.
“education is a right, not a privilege”
synonyms: advantage, benefit
I have the privilege and the right to make these two points:
- The example in that definition evokes my post from yesterday and
- Privilege” is the only word of all the many words whose definitions I’ve presented over the years in this blog that has had only ONE definition.
Is that an advantage or a benefit, having only one definition? Does that make things simpler and clearer? With all the discourse over “privilege,” I expected more definitions.
What’s your definition of “privilege”?
Dr. Vivienne Ming talks about a certain kind of privilege here:
Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a 50th wedding anniversary celebration with people I feel privileged to know.
Happy 50th anniversary, Diane and John!
I also have the privilege of living in a beautiful location.
It would be a privilege to read any comments you might leave, below.
It’s a privilege to blog every day for you all and for that, I’m grateful.