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thomas615

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I came across this sentence while watching a TV program. Can I use both "on" and "over"?

She is claiming privilege over Dr. XX's report.

Can I say "She is claiming privilege on Dr. XX's report."
 

emsr2d2

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I would have said no to using "on" but then I realised I wasn't quite sure what was meant by "privilege over" anyway. I found this news report where "executive privilege over" is used in the title and "executive privilege on" is used in paragraph 2. I think we need an AmE speaker for this.
 
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