Definition of 'prerogative'
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The government should not be able to change laws by the exercise of prerogative power. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cruel exercise of the royal prerogative in 2004 banned them once again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Throughout history we have been taken to war under the royal prerogative. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Post was the privilege and prerogative of emperors and oligarchs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Therefore prerogative powers may not now be used. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet the courts must also heed the prerogative of governments to govern and not substitute judicial insight for executive policy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That did not mean that the formulation or exercise of a prerogative power might not be susceptible to review on other grounds. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The royal prerogative is also being used to deny people a British passport. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is a woman 's prerogative to choose. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A prerogative is a privilege of rank. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)A royal charter is granted by the exercise of prerogative powers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is their prerogative and their right, and no country can exercise pressure or intimidation to sway it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What's more, air guitar is no longer a male prerogative. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's a woman 's prerogative not to answer that question! The Sun (2012)Responsibility without power: the prerogative of the England manager through the ages. Times, Sunday Times (2006)For example, fringe theatre has given women a chance to direct plays - still largely a male prerogative. The Past is Before Us - feminism in action since the 1960s (1989)
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Translations for 'prerogative'
British English: prerogative NOUN
If something is the prerogative of a particular person or group, it is a privilege or a power that only they have.
It is your prerogative to stop seeing that particular therapist and find another one.
Definition of prerogative from the Collins English Dictionary
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