Explain what is meant by the term "suspension of a privilege"?

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mizzwillie | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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The term "suspension of a privilege" means that something has changed and removed the privilege which once was allowed.  For example, if you were allowed to earn a driver's license at the age of 16, suspension of that privilege would mean that you could no longer earn that license at that age for an unknown length of time.  Suspension means to stop something usually for a time but not permanently, and is something which is not a right but earned and therefore, vulnerable to suspension.  Just as parents can remove a privilege until you satisfy their requirements, the law can suspend a privilege in the same way.