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PREROGATIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prerogative mean? 

PREROGATIVE (noun)
  The noun PREROGATIVE has 1 sense:

1. a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)

  Familiarity information: PREROGATIVE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREROGATIVE (noun)


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Meaning:

A right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

exclusive right; prerogative; perquisite; privilege

Context example:

suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males

Hypernyms ("prerogative" is a kind of...):

right (an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prerogative"):

easement ((law) the privilege of using something that is not your own (as using another's land as a right of way to your own land))

privilege of the floor (the right to be admitted onto the floor of a legislative assembly while it is in session)


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