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prerogative

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprerogativepre‧rog‧a‧tive /prɪˈrɒɡətɪv $ -ˈrɑː-/ noun [countable usually singular] 🔊 🔊 RIGHT/HAVE THE RIGHT TOa right that someone has, especially because of their importance or social positionprerogative of 🔊 Education was once the prerogative of the elite. 🔊 Arriving late is a woman’s prerogative. 🔊 the royal prerogative (=the rights of kings and queens)
Examples from the Corpus
prerogativeBut, in general, the articulation of the conventional wisdom is a prerogative of academic, public or business position.Privileges and prerogatives are revoked; the iron hand of supervisory control is brought to bear.The dependence of the Reich Chancellor on coalition support sharply restricted his prerogatives.The drying up of this reservoir, no less than the loss of wealth itself can rob wealth of its prerogatives.Secondly, some forms of work design - autonomous group work in particular - appear to threaten traditional managerial decision-making prerogatives.Also, he has the confidence to let me know when I use my maternal prerogative to automatically overrule him.So lofty were these papal prerogatives, that no further Council would ever be needed, or so it seemed to many.Congress has the prerogative to raise taxes.The governor has the prerogative to free prisoners.In the old days, a university education was the prerogative of the rich.If you want to leave early, that's your prerogative.the royal prerogativeSome important areas of government activity were regulated by the royal prerogative hut could not be controlled by ultravires. 2.For example the administration of overseas territories has been accomplished by means of orders in council issued by virtue of the royal prerogative.Once again, the immediate issues were the royal prerogative and the high tax burdens entailed by the monarch's profligate spending.
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