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Definition of Prerogative

Prerogative

  1. An exclusive or peculiar privilege; prior and indefeasible right; fundamental and essential possession; -- used generally of an official and hereditary right which may be asserted without question, and for the exercise of which there is no responsibility or accountability as to the fact and the manner of its exercise.
  2. Precedence; preeminence; first rank.

Prerogative Quotations

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Mahatma Gandhi

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
Coco Chanel

When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
Francis Bacon

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
Albert Pike

The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.
Tom Stoppard
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Prerogative Translations

prerogative in German is Vorrecht
prerogative in Spanish is prerrogativa

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