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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 ?
There were a great many bundles of papers on it, some endorsed as Allegations, and some (to my surprise) as Libels, and some as being in the Consistory Court, and some in the Arches Court, and some in the Prerogative Court, and some in the Admiralty Court, and some in the Delegates' Court; giving me occasion to wonder much, how many Courts there might be in the gross, and how long it would take to understand them all.
Nevertheless, it is your undoubted prerogative to confer on whom you please this crown, by the delivery of which to the lady of your choice, the election of to-morrow's Queen will be formal and complete.
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.
The whole substance of human authority was centred in the simple doctrine of royal prerogative, the origin of which was always traced in theory to divine institution.
From the beginning of time upon Barsoom it has been the prerogative of woman to change her mind as she listed and to dissemble in matters concerning her heart.
They then embraced each other like two brothers, and each wrapping himself in his cloak they soon passed into that kindly sleep of youth which is the prerogative of birds, flowers and infants.
But the disease, pursuing its onward progress, soon ceased to be exclusively a prerogative of aristocracy.
I, think that, by holding the subjects of your majesty in pay, he trespasses upon the royal prerogative, and cannot, if this continues so, be long in placing your majesty among the weak and the obscure.
The facts were not fully known, but it was generally understood that his fiancee had exercised Woman's prerogative and changed her mind.
This is prerogative, and not to be limited by our municipal rules.
At last he reached the fast disappearing feast and with his sharp knife slashed off a more generous portion than he had hoped for, an entire hairy forearm, where it protruded from beneath the feet of the mighty Kerchak, who was so busily engaged in perpetuating the royal prerogative of gluttony that he failed to note the act of LESE-MAJESTE.
There is no question of royal prerogative here," returned Vas Kor.