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An exclusive right or privilege held by a person or group, especially a hereditary or official right. See synonyms at right.
The exclusive right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge: the principal's prerogative to suspend a student.
A special quality that confers superiority.
Of, arising from, or exercising a prerogative.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin praerogativa, feminine of praerogativus, asked first, from praerogatus, past participle of praerogare, to ask before : prae-, pre- + rogare, to ask.]