prerogative
[ pri-rog-uh-tiv ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
late Middle English via Old French from Latin praerogativa ‘(the verdict of) the political division which was chosen to vote first in the assembly’, feminine (used as noun) of praerogativus ‘asked first’, from prae ‘before’ + rogare ‘ask’
Synonyms
  • immunity
  • prerequisite
  • advantage
  • appanage
Antonyms
  • duty
  • obligation
Definition
a right, privilege, etc., limited to a specific person or to persons of a particular category
Example
A) It is the teacher’s prerogative to choose the material that is going to be on the final exam. B) As a United States citizen, it is my prerogative to utilize my freedom of speech.
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