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See also: prérogative
- prærogative (obsolete)
prerogative (plural prerogatives)
- A hereditary or official right or privilege.
- A right, or power that is exclusive to a monarch etc, especially such a power to make a decision or judgement.
- A right, especially when due to one's position or role.
- 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 […]
- 2020 December 2, Andy Byford talks to Paul Clifton, “I enjoy really big challenges...”, in Rail, page 55:
- "I know what is important to Sadiq [Khan, London Mayor], and I know how to explain things to him in a way that maximises our chances of getting the right thing. If he chooses not to take my advice, that is absolutely his prerogative. But he gave me the job, and I intend to pay him back by delivering what he needs."
- A property, attribute or ability which gives one a superiority or advantage over others; an inherent advantage or privilege; a talent.
hereditary or official right or privilege
right or power that is exclusive to a monarch etc.
right, generally — see right
inherent advantage or privilege
having a hereditary or official right or privilege
- John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989) , “prerogative”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN
prerogative f pl
- plural of
prerogative f (plural prerogatives)
prerogative f sg
- prerogative (right or privilege)