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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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Internal Medicine Core criteria for privilege levels I, II, III, IV; Checklist + detailed privileging criteria for: Core criteria for Allergy and Immunology subspecialty III/IV privileges; Core criteria for Endocrinology and Metabolism subspecialty III/IV privileges;
Neurosurgery: Core criteria; Privileges Checklist + resource links Nuclear Medicine: Core criteria; Checklist + detailed privileging criteria for: Nuclear Cardiology, I-131 Therapy with resource links;
In addition, HCPro provides consulting in critical healthcare areas including credentialing, privileging, and medical staff affairs through its consulting division, The Greeley Company.
The result will be a ground-breaking privileging database tool which will become available to clients in the fall of 2005.
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.
com/reports/c22230) has announced the addition of The 2005 Credentialing and Privileging Desk Reference to their offering.