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[ US /ˈpɝˈɑɡətɪv, pɹɪˈɹɑɡətɪv/ ]
[ UK /pɹɪɹˈɒɡətˌɪv/ ]
  1. a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
    suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males
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How To Use prerogative In A Sentence

  • Second, that the entire Reichstag assented to the declarations made by the speakers on Tuesday that the Emperor had exceeded his constitutional prerogatives in private discussion with foreigners concerning Germany's attitude on controverted questions. New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2 Who Began the War, and Why?
  • With the usual prerogative of the wealthy classes, he tended to choose doctors with a reputation for having studied some topics in greater detail than usual.
  • Your Honour, we have not appealed against that, but what we do say is that we have sufficient standing to obtain either of the prerogative writs if ultimately the Court were minded to grant them and we do not really need more than that.
  • That being the case, it is inconceivable to me that an accused cannot raise, by way of prerogative writ, the issue of the statutory validity of service before a court of competent jurisdiction.
  • The honey seems extraordinarily expensive, but then sweetness was a prerogative of the rich until the eighteenth century.
  • Prior to the amendment, the president had the prerogative to appoint ambassadors or accept foreign envoys.
  • In the case of the perch, the anglers argued that catching a fish was a human prerogative. Times, Sunday Times
  • And the singer says in her own words that it's her prerogative right now to just chill.
  • The accusation that the king aimed at increasing the royal prerogative or deliberately connived at secret influence will not bear scrutiny.
  • The crisis of 1629-60 originated in Charles I's belief that by the royal prerogative he could govern without the advice and consent of Parliament.
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