- 1. a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class: "owning an automobile was still the prerogative of the rich"
- 1. arising from the prerogative of the Crown (usually delegated to the government or the judiciary) and based in common law rather than statutory law: British "the monarch retained the formal prerogative power to appoint the Prime Minister"
British Dictionary definitions for prerogative an exclusive privilege or right exercised by a person or group of people holding a particular office or hereditary rank any privilege or right
Definitions of prerogative. noun. a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right) “suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males”. synonyms: exclusive right, perquisite, privilege. see more.
4 days ago · 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. a power, privilege, or immunity restricted to a sovereign or sovereign government. adjective. 4. having or able to exercise a prerogative. Collins English Dictionary.
noun. /prɪˈrɒɡətɪv/. /prɪˈrɑːɡətɪv/. (formal) a right or advantage belonging to a particular person or group because of their importance or social position. In many countries education is still the prerogative of the rich. the royal prerogative (= the special rights of a king or queen)
noun /prɪˈrɑɡət̮ɪv/ (formal) a right or advantage belonging to a particular person or group because of their importance or social position In many countries education is still the prerogative of the rich. One of the presidential prerogatives (= the special rights of a president) is the use of Air Force One.
Feb 2, 2024 · An exclusive 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 . Despite being a constitutional monarchy, the British sovereign still retain many royal prerogatives.
adj. having or exercising a prerogative. pertaining to, characteristic of, or existing by virtue of a prerogative. Latin praerogātīvus (adjective, adjectival) voting first, praerogātīva (noun, nominal use of feminine of adjective, adjectival) tribe or century with right to vote first. See pre -, interrogative Middle English 1350–1400 1.