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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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This poses a problem once one considers the sheer number of regulators that potentially have an interest in privileged material produced to one regulator.
See supra note 76 (providing examples of FOIA-like state statutes with exemptions for privileged materials).
In order for a disclosure operating as a privilege waiver to trigger a requirement that other privileged communications be disclosed, the initial disclosure must be intentional.
Keller warns financial executives that while they may provide the auditor with privileged information, they should do so only after being advised by counsel about the consequences of turning it over, and alternative ways that may fulfill the request.
To do this, access to documents prepared in anticipation of those claims are essential, and while those documents may be privileged from discovery by party opponents in the underlying claims, they cannot be privileged from carriers obligated to shoulder the burden of defending against those claims.
They reason that once a third party obtains a privileged communication, confidentiality is lost and cannot be restored.
Lavin, (29) the court stated "the holder must zealously protect the privileged materials, taking all reasonable steps to prevent their disclosure.
For example, if a company hires a security consultant to conduct a vulnerability assessment and ten turns the assessment over to the corporate attorney, the information is not privileged.
2000) reported that 45 of the 46 jurisdictions also had statutes that granted privileged communication to the counselor-client relationship.
If a client believes she is confiding in a person who is an attorney, but in fact is not, the communication will be privileged.
The "privilege" component guarantees that the audit is privileged information.
Those who opposed that vote pointed to admissions discrimination in favor of some privileged students and called the regents hypocritical.
Conversely, the immune system permits other tissues to be transplanted into these privileged sites.
Strategic Alliance Delivers Single Source Solution for Privileged Account and Privileged User Security
Promoting diversity and social justice; educating people from privileged groups, 2d ed.