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prerogativenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /prɪˈrɒɡ.ə.tɪv/  us   /prɪˈrɑː.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)
(Definition of prerogative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prerogativenoun [C]

 us   /prɪˈrɑɡ·ə·t̬ɪv/
a special advantage that allows some people the freedom to do or have something that is not possible or allowed for everyone: It’s the president’s prerogative to nominate judges who share his political philosophy.
(Definition of prerogative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prerogative”
in Spanish prerrogativa…
in Vietnamese đặc quyền…
in Malaysian prerogatif…
in Thai สิทธิพิเศษ…
in French prérogative…
in German das Privilegium…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独有的权利(或权力),特权…
in Turkish ayrıcalık, imtiyaz…
in Russian прерогатива…
in Indonesian hak istimewa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨有的權利(或權力),特權…
in Polish przywilej, prerogatywa…
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