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privilege

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A right granted to an individual, a program, or a process.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Privilege (CNSSI 4009)

  A special authorization that is granted to particular users to perform security relevant operations.
Source(s):
NISTIR 5153 under Privilege