The definition of a prerogative is an exclusive right or a privilege.(noun)
An example of prerogative is the ability of a citizen in the United States to choose whether or not to vote.
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Origin: ME prerogatif < MFr < L praerogativa, called upon to vote first < praerogare, to ask before < prae-, before + rogare, to ask: see rogation
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin praerogātīva
Origin: , feminine of praerogātīvus, asked first
Origin: , from praerogātus
Origin: , past participle of praerogāre, to ask before
Origin: : prae-, pre-
Origin: + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
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