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Definition of prerogative noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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a right or advantage belonging to a particular person or group because of their importance or social position In many countries education is still the prerogative of the rich. One of the presidential prerogatives (= the special rights of a president) is the use of Air Force One. The mayor exercised her prerogative to dismiss the chief of police.
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