• (British) IPA: /pɹɪˈɹɒɡ.ə.tɪv/
  • (America) IPA: /pɹəˈɹɑɡ.ə.tɪv/, /pəˈɹɑ.ɡə.tɪv/

prerogative (plural prerogatives)

  1. A hereditary or official right or privilege.
  2. A right, or power that is exclusive to a monarch etc, especially such a power to make a decision or judgement.
  3. A right, especially when due to one's position or role.
    • 2005, Tracy Hogg, Melinda Blau, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate, page 56:
      If you choose another approach — that's your prerogative. But the problem is that parents often don't realize they're making the choice […]
  4. A property, attribute or ability which gives one a superiority or advantage over others; an inherent advantage or privilege; a talent.
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  1. Having a hereditary or official right or privilege.

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