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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 ?
This afternoon, instead of dreaming of Deepden, I was wondering how a man who wished to do right could act so unjustly and unwisely as Charles the First sometimes did; and I thought what a pity it was that, with his integrity and conscientiousness, he could see no farther than the prerogatives of the crown.
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.
The motives on the part of the State governments, to augment their prerogatives by defalcations from the federal government, will be overruled by no reciprocal predispositions in the members.
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.
When I consider the slight disparity of condition among the islanders--the very limited and inconsiderable prerogatives of the king and chiefs--and the loose and indefinite functions of the priesthood, most of whom were hardly to be distinguished from the rest of their countrymen, I am wholly at a loss where to look for the authority which regulates this potent institution.
Effingham had, from the commencement of the disputes between the colonists and the crown, warmly maintained what he believed to be the just prerogatives of his prince; while, on the other hand, the clear head and independent mind of Temple had induced him to espouse the cause of the people.
He was driven to use the prerogatives of his profession.
The grandeur of houses is assured by the integrity of prerogatives.
The lesson served its purpose--the young apes kept out of his way, as young apes should when their betters were about, and the old bulls made no attempt to encroach upon his prerogatives.
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.
He was a savage sentimentalist who had his own decided views of his paternal prerogatives.
But, however she might and did abuse the accidental prerogatives of her situation, love for her offspring, while it often slumbered, could never be said to become extinct.