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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).
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.]
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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
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]
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pre•rog•a•tive(prɪˈrɒg ə tɪv, pəˈrɒg-)
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.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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
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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?
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1. A privilege granted a person, as by virtue of birth:
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إمتياز، حَق بسبب المركِز
prerogative[prɪˈrɒgətɪv] N → prerrogativa f
he can refuse if he wants to, that's his prerogative → puede negarse si quiere, está en su derecho
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prerogative[prɪˈrɒgətɪv] n → prérogative f
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
prerogative[prɪˈrɒgətɪv] n → prerogativa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a special right or privilege belonging to a person because of his rank, position etc. reg, mandaat إمتياز، حَق بسبب المركِز привилегия prerrogativa výsada das Privilegium privilegium προνόμιοprerrogativa eelisõigus امتیاز etuoikeus prérogative זְכוּת מְיוּחֶדֶת परमाधिकार, विशेषाधिकार povlastica, pravo prednosti kiváltság hak istimewa forréttindi prerogativa 特権 특권 prerogatyva prerogatīva; privilēģija prerogatif voorrechtsærrett, forrett prerogatywa, przywilej خاص حق prerrogativa prerogativă прерогатива výsada posebna pravica povlastica prerogativ, privilegium สิทธิพิเศษ yetki 特權 прерогатива; привілей اختيار، استحقاق đặc quyền 特权
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