What does the word privilege mean?

Usage examples for privilege

  1. It is a good deal of a privilege for me to tell you so." – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  2. I ask you to sacrifice your pride, as we all of us must on occasion, and your rights, as is a soldier's privilege, and see this business through to a finish. – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  3. I understood that you were a man of letters, and I hoped I might have the privilege of hearing from your own lips some account of your literary experiences. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.