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"prerogative" in British English

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prerogativenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /prɪˈrɒɡ.ə.tɪv/  us   /-ˈrɑː.ɡə.t̬ɪv/ formal
something that ​certainpeople are ​able or ​allowed to do or have, but is not ​possible or ​allowed for everyone: Alex makes all the ​bigdecisions - that's his prerogative as ​companydirector. Skiing used to be the prerogative of the ​rich, but now a ​farwiderrange of ​people do it. the Royal Prerogative (= the ​specialrights of the ​rulingking 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 ​specialadvantage 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 ​nominatejudges who ​share his ​politicalphilosophy.
(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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