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prerogative

pre·rog·a·tive

prerogative

 
pronunciation:
pr ra g tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an exclusive right or privilege derived from one's office, position, age, citizenship, birth, or the like.
As a resident of the city, it is your prerogative to vote in city elections, but no one can force you to, of course.
synonyms:
privilege, right
similar words:
birthright, droit, due, liberty
definition 2: a right or privilege enjoyed by a person or group.
I'm an adult, and it's my prerogative to decide whom I will marry.
synonyms:
privilege, right
similar words:
option
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, derived from, or utilizing a prerogative.
similar words:
rightful
Word Parts
The word prerogative contains the following part:
rog, rogat Latin root that means ask