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abuse of privileges

The wrongful or unlawful misuse of power in one's duties, either at the expense of others or to the advantage of the abuser. The governor displayed a flagrant abuse of privileges, channeling state funds toward a project owned by her son-in-law at the expense of more worthwhile causes. The moderator was deemed to have committed an abuse of privileges, deleting comments that opposed his own.
See also: abuse, of, privilege

*(a) right to something

 and *(the) right to something
a privilege or license to have something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I have the right to have the kind of house I want. You have a right to any house you can afford.
See also: right
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Neurosurgery: Core criteria; Privileges Checklist + resource links Nuclear Medicine: Core criteria; Checklist + detailed privileging criteria for: Nuclear Cardiology, I-131 Therapy with resource links;
Obstetrics/Gynecology: Core criteria; Checklist + detailed privileging criteria for: High-risk privileges; Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound Examination Privileges; Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Colposcopy,
HCPro is by far the nation's leader in providing credentialing and privileging content, and has a reputation second to none for its expertise in this area," said Bruce Guzowski, President and CEO of HCPro.
HCPro is the publisher of the Credentialing Resource Center and Clinical Privilege White Papers, and numerous books including Core Privilege: A Practical Approach to Development and Implementation, and the Credentialing and Privileging Desk Reference.
com/reports/c22230) has announced the addition of The 2005 Credentialing and Privileging Desk Reference to their offering.
The 2005 Credentialing and Privileging Desk Reference will help you do your job more effectively and efficiently.