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prerogative

noun [C usually singular] uk   /prɪˈrɒɡ.ə.tɪv/ us    /-ˈrɑː.ɡə.t̬ɪv/ formal
something that certain people are able or allowed to do or have, but is not possible or allowed for everyone: Alex makes all the big decisions - that's his prerogative as company director. Skiing used to be the prerogative of the rich, but now a far wider range of people do it. the Royal Prerogative (= the special rights of the ruling king or queen)
Translations of “prerogative”
in Spanish prerrogativa…
in French prérogative…
in German das Privilegium…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨有的權利(或權力),特權…
in Russian прерогатива…
in Turkish ayrıcalık, imtiyaz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独有的权利(或权力),特权…
in Polish przywilej, prerogatywa…
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