Monday, January 24, 2005

Word of the Moment: Privilege

On a related note, here's a word with a kickass etymology:

Privilege, n.

1. A special advantage, immunity, permission, right, or benefit granted to or enjoyed by an individual, class, or caste.
2. Such an advantage, immunity, or right held as a prerogative of status or rank, and exercised to the exclusion or detriment of others.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin prvilgium, a law affecting one person : prvus, single, alone]"


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