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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. The politician was caught trying to use his position of power to increase his wealth—a clear abuse of privileges.
See also: abuse, of, privilege

check your privilege

slang Be mindful of any societal benefits that you receive or any discrimination that you avoid due to your skin color, gender, socioeconomic status, or other elements of your identity. As a rich white dude, you might want to check your privilege before criticizing the poor people who live in this part of the city.
See also: check, privilege

male privilege

The preponderance of power and opportunities available to men in society. (In common usage, the term is restricted to men who conform to normative masculinity.) Male privilege means you can walk down the street without giving a second thought to your safety.
See also: male, privilege
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*(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, to
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In addition, the June Monthly Draw saw 20 Privileges Club members win prizes worth KD11,000 in total.
Provide complete auditing and visibility of privileged activity and application usage through fully integrated reporting dashboards, event grids, and insights into the use of privileges.
The joint product portfolio delivers the complete spectrum of capabilities required of a best-in-class PAM solution to protect and secure privileged access: credential discovery and rotation, privileged session management, endpoint privilege management, secure remote access, and vulnerability management.
7525 provides a limited privilege to communications between a federally authorized tax practitioner and a taxpayer to the extent the communication would be considered privileged if it were between an attorney and a taxpayer.
The Committee pended the Questions of Privileges raised by Rana Muhamamd Afzal khan, Mr.
Yet our online conversations manifest our privileges nonetheless.
The most pervasive of these are the privileges of economic class.
These, as McIntosh notes, are unearned advantages--the "stuff" that comes along with being born into the white race--and these unearned privileges can wreak harm on other racial groups that don't share the same advantages.
The point is that legal, institutionalized discrimination against minorities, along with resultant privileges for the majority (white) population, is a thing of the past in this country.
PowerBroker for Mac is the first solution made commercially available to establish and enforce least privilege on the OS X platform.
The majority of the students did not initially share any thoughts on McIntosh's list of White Privileges. This may have been because the items on the list were completely new to them or because they were unsure of what to say or how to react However, a few of the students pointed to some of the items from the list and said that these items were not true!
A new and startling development has recently occurred in the law of delegation: Congress has for the first time expressly delegated to an administrative agency the power to write rules of privilege. Privileges abound in federal law, but until now, they have been defined either by statute or judicial opinion.
Two Texas abortion doctors who filed a lawsuit against a Dallas hospital after losing their admitting privileges have settled their case with the hospital, which will reinstate their privileges.
In these mediations, federal or state privileges relating to certified mediators are applied.