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a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class:owning an automobile was still the prerogative of the rich a faculty or property distinguishing a person or class:it’s not a female prerogative to feel insecure (also royal prerogative) the right of the sovereign, which in British law is theoretically subject to no restriction.
adjective [attributive] British Law
arising from the prerogative of the Crown (usually delegated to the government or the judiciary) and based in common law rather than statutory law:the monarch retained the formal prerogative power to appoint the Prime Minister
Remember that prerogative
begins with pre-
owers and r
njoyed by the monarch.