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prerogative 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/priˈrägətiv/,/pəˈräg-/,
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prerogatives, plural;
  1. 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
Noun
  1. A right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class
    • - owning an automobile was still the prerogative of the rich
  2. A faculty or property distinguishing a person or class
    • - it's not a female prerogative to feel insecure
  3. The right of the sovereign, which in British law is theoretically subject to no restriction


  1. a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"
  2. In law, a prerogative is an exclusive right given from a government or state and invested in an individual or group, the content of which is separate from the body of rights enjoyed under the general law of the normative state. It was a common facet of feudal law.
  3. (prerogatively) By prerogative
  4. A right or privilege which belongs to a person or legal entity by virtue of his rank, office, position or special characteristic which entitles him to precedence or the exercise of some power or advantage not granted to others.
  5. The rights and privileges only held by one individual or body. Within Canada, the prerogative of the sovereign is delegated to the Governor General on advice from the federal Cabinet, and to the Lieutenant Governors through the Governor-in-Council.
  6. An exclusive privilege. The special power or peculiar right possessed by an official by virtue of his or her office. ...
  7. n. 1. an exclusive right, privilege, etc., exercised by virtue of rank, office, or the like: the prerogatives of a senator. 2. a right, privilege, etc., limited to a specific person or to persons of a particular category: It was the teacher's prerogative to stop the discussion. 3. ...
  8. (n.) exclusive right or privilege