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pre·rog·a·tive

 (prĭ-rŏg′ə-tĭv)
n.
1. An exclusive right or privilege held by a person or group, especially a hereditary or official right. See Synonyms at right.
2. The exclusive right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge: "Encyclicals became direct exercises of papal prerogative" (Garry Wills).
adj.
Of, arising from, or exercising a prerogative.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin praerogātīva, feminine of praerogātīvus, asked first, from praerogātus, past participle of praerogāre, to ask before : prae-, pre- + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·rog′a·tived adj.

prerogative

(prɪˈrɒɡətɪv)
n
1. an exclusive privilege or right exercised by a person or group of people holding a particular office or hereditary rank
2. any privilege or right
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a power, privilege, or immunity restricted to a sovereign or sovereign government
adj
having or able to exercise a prerogative
[C14: from Latin praerogātīva privilege, earlier: group with the right to vote first, from prae before + rogāre to ask, beg for]

pre•rog•a•tive

(prɪˈrɒg ə tɪv, pəˈrɒg-)

n.
1. an exclusive right, privilege, etc., exercised by virtue of rank, office, or the like.
2. a right, privilege, etc., limited to a specific person or to persons of a particular category.
3. a power, immunity, or the like restricted to a sovereign government or its representative.
4. Obs. precedence.
adj.
5. having or exercising a prerogative.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin praerogātīvus (adj.) voting first, praerogātīva (n. use of feminine adj.) tribe or century with right to vote first. See pre-, interrogative]
syn: See privilege.
privilege, prerogative - A privilege is a right that may be extended to a group or a number of people; a prerogative is a right that, customarily, is vested in a single person.
See also related terms for privilege.

prerogative

- Comes from Latin praerogare, "ask before others," and came to mean "right to precedence, privilege."
See also related terms for privilege.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prerogative - a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"
right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
easement - (law) the privilege of using something that is not your own (as using another's land as a right of way to your own land)
privilege of the floor - the right to be admitted onto the floor of a legislative assembly while it is in session

prerogative

noun right, choice, claim, authority, title, due, advantage, sanction, liberty, privilege, immunity, exemption, birthright, droit, perquisite I thought it was a woman's prerogative to change her mind?

prerogative

noun
1. A privilege granted a person, as by virtue of birth:
Law: droit.
2. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
Informal: say-so.
Translations
إمتياز، حَق بسبب المركِز
výsada
privilegium
etuoikeus
forréttindi
prerogatyva
prerogatīvaprivilēģija

prerogative

[prɪˈrɒgətɪv] Nprerrogativa f
he can refuse if he wants to, that's his prerogativepuede negarse si quiere, está en su derecho

prerogative

[prɪˈrɒgətɪv] nprérogative f

prerogative

nVorrecht nt, → Prärogativ nt (geh); that’s a woman’s prerogativedas ist das Vorrecht einer Frau

prerogative

[prɪˈrɒgətɪv] nprerogativa

prerogative

(prəˈrogətiv) noun
a special right or privilege belonging to a person because of his rank, position etc.
References in classic literature ?
He alone has the prerogative of making treaties with foreign sovereigns, which, when made, have, under certain limitations, the force of legislative acts.
The judges can exercise no executive prerogative, though they are shoots from the executive stock; nor any legislative function, though they may be advised with by the legislative councils.
Bumble; 'and although I was NOT snoring, I shall snore, gape, sneeze, laugh, or cry, as the humour strikes me; such being my prerogative.
Taking that part of the Commons which happened to be nearest to us - for our man was unmarried by this time, and we were out of Court, and strolling past the Prerogative Office - I submitted that I thought the Prerogative Office rather a queerly managed institution.
Therefore, I note here, though it may not be at all necessary, that there are hundreds of Will Cases (as they are called), far more remarkable than that fancied in this book; and that the stores of the Prerogative Office teem with instances of testators who have made, changed, contradicted, hidden, forgotten, left cancelled, and left uncancelled, each many more wills than were ever made by the elder Mr Harmon of Harmony Jail.
But what all England did not know De Vac had gleaned from scraps of conversation dropped in the armory: that Henry was even now negotiating with the leaders of foreign mercenaries, and with Louis IX of France, for a sufficient force of knights and menat-arms to wage a relentless war upon his own barons that he might effectively put a stop to all future interference by them with the royal prerogative of the Plantagenets to misrule England.
This is prerogative, and not to be limited by our municipal rules.
The artist lost his temper, and suggested that if Trefusis could not feel that the prerogative of art was divine, perhaps he could understand that a painter was not such a fool as to design a tomb for five pounds when he might be painting a portrait for a thousand.
But the King of France is placed in the midst of an ancient body of lords, acknowledged by their own subjects, and beloved by them; they have their own prerogatives, nor can the king take these away except at his peril.
St Dunstan knew, as well as any one, the prerogatives of a jovial friar.
Zeus seeks to reconcile the pair, and Hermes by the gift of the lyre wins Apollo's friendship and purchases various prerogatives, a share in divination, the lordship of herds and animals, and the office of messenger from the gods to Hades.
It is, that as well after the renovation of the league by Aratus, as before its dissolution by the arts of Macedon, there was infinitely more of moderation and justice in the administration of its government, and less of violence and sedition in the people, than were to be found in any of the cities exercising SINGLY all the prerogatives of sovereignty.