prerogative

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Etymology[edit]

From the Anglo-Norman noun prerogative, from Latin praerogātīva (previous verdict; claim, privilege), noun use of the feminine singular of praerogātīvus (having first vote; privileged).

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Noun[edit]

prerogative (plural prerogatives)

  1. A hereditary or official right or privilege.
  2. A right, or power that is exclusive to a monarch etc, especially such a power to make a decision or judgement.
  3. A right, generally
    • 2002, Patrick Robinson, The Shark Mutiny, page 48:
      "Ah, that's your prerogative as an Intelligence officer, Jimmy. But it's been your prerogative for weeks, months, and nothing has happened, as I told you [] "
    • 2004, Joel Osteen, Your best life now: 7 steps to living at your full potential, page 92:
      If you want to wear your hair a certain way, that's your prerogative. You don't have to check with all your friends to make sure it's okay.
    • 2005, Tracy Hogg, Melinda Blau, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate, page 56:
      If you choose another approach — that's your prerogative. But the problem is that parents often don't realize they're making the choice []
  4. A property, attribute or ability which gives one a superiority or advantage over others; an inherent advantage or privilege; a talent.

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Adjective[edit]

prerogative (comparative more prerogative, superlative most prerogative)

  1. Having a hereditary or official right or privilege.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

prerogative f

  1. plural form of prerogativa

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin praerogātīva (previous verdict; claim, privilege)

Noun[edit]

prerogative f (oblique plural prerogatives, nominative singular prerogative, nominative plural prerogatives)

  1. prerogative (right or privilege)

Adjective[edit]

prerogative f

  1. oblique feminine singular of prerogatif
  2. nominative feminine singular of prerogatif