Meaning of “prerogative” in the English Dictionary

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"prerogative" in British English

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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)

"prerogative" in American English

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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)