prerogative

  • 1 prérogative — [ prerɔgativ ] n. f. • v. 1235; lat. jurid. prærogativa « (centurie) qui vote la première » ♦ Avantage dû à une fonction, un état. ⇒ honneur, 2. pouvoir, privilège. Les prérogatives des parlementaires. « L antique prérogative féodale qui… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 prerogative — I noun advantage, authority, authorization, benefit, charter, claim, droit, due, exclusive privilege, exclusive right, franchise, freedom, grant, inalienable right, legal power, liberty, license, perquisite, power, preference, prior right,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Prerogative — Pre*rog a*tive, n. [F. pr[ e]rogative, from L. praerogativa precedence in voting, preference, privilege, fr. praerogativus that is asked before others for his opinion, that votes before or first, fr. praerogare to ask before another; prae before… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 prerogative — (n.) special right or privilege granted to someone, c.1400 (in Anglo Latin from late 13c.), from O.Fr. prerogative (14c.), M.L. prerogativa special right, from L. praerogativa prerogative, previous choice or election, originally (with tribus,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 prerogative — Prerogative, et avantage, Praerogatiua. Pour l avoir avec toute puissance et prerogative telle que donner on pouvoit en tel cas, Demus imperium Caesari, eo iure quo qui optimo. Bud …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 6 prerogative — [prē räg′ə tiv, priräg′ə tiv] n. [ME prerogatif < MFr < L praerogativa, called upon to vote first < praerogare, to ask before < prae , before + rogare, to ask: see ROGATION] 1. a prior or exclusive right or privilege, esp. one… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 prerogative — *right, privilege, perquisite, appanage, birthright Analogous words: immunity, *exemption: *claim, title: *freedom, license, liberty …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 prerogative — [n] right, privilege advantage, appanage, authority, birthright, choice, claim, droit, due, exemption, immunity, liberty, perquisite, sanction, title; concept 376 Ant. duty, obligation …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 prerogative — PREROGATIVE. s. f. Privilege, avantage sur un autre. Cette charge donne de belles prerogatives. cette Eglise a de grandes prerogatives, joüit de beaucoup de prerogatives …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 10 prerogative — ► NOUN 1) a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class. 2) (in UK law) the right of the sovereign, theoretically unrestricted but usually delegated to government or the judiciary. ORIGIN Latin praerogativa the verdict of the …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 prérogative — (pré ro ga ti v ) adj. 1°   À Rome, la centurie prérogative, ou, substantivement, la prérogative, la centurie à laquelle on demandait d abord son suffrage dans les comices. 2°   S. f. La primauté attribuée à cette centurie. 3°   Fig. Tout pouvoir …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 12 prerogative — n. 1) to exercise one s prerogative 2) the royal prerogative 3) smb. s prerogative to + inf. (it s our prerogative to order an investigation) * * * [prɪ rɒgətɪv] the royal prerogative to exercise one s prerogative smb. s prerogative to + inf. (it …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 Prerogative — A Prerogative is an exclusive legal right given from a government or state and invested in an individual or group, the content of which is separate from the body of rights enjoyed under the general law of the normative state. It was a common… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 prerogative — /prsrogatav/ An exclusive or peculiar right or privilege. The special power, privilege, immunity, right or advantage vested in an official person, either generally, or in respect to the things of his office, or in an official body, as a court or… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 Prerogative —    The royal prerogative comprised all the powers and privileges that English law reserved for the Crown to enable it to effectively govern the realm. Although its full extent was vaguely defined and depended in part on the personality of the… …

    Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • 16 prerogative — pre|rog|a|tive [prıˈrɔgətıv US ˈra: ] n [C usually singular] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: prérogative, from Latin praerogativus voting first in a Roman election , from rogare to ask ] a right that someone has, especially because of their… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 prerogative — /pri rog euh tiv, peuh rog /, n. 1. an exclusive right, privilege, etc., exercised by virtue of rank, office, or the like: the prerogatives of a senator. 2. a right, privilege, etc., limited to a specific person or to persons of a particular… …

    Universalium

  • 18 prerogative — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ exclusive, sole ▪ Making such decisions is not the sole prerogative of managers. ▪ constitutional, judicial, managerial, presidential, royal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 PRÉROGATIVE — s. f. Privilége, avantage attaché à certaines fonctions, à certaines dignités, etc. Cette charge donne de belles prérogatives. Cette église a de grandes prérogatives, jouit de grandes prérogatives, jouit de beaucoup de prérogatives.   Dans les… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 20 prerogative — [[t]prɪrɒ̱gətɪv[/t]] prerogatives N COUNT: usu with poss If something is the prerogative of a particular person or group, it is a privilege or a power that only they have. [FORMAL] Constitutional changes are exclusively the prerogative of the… …

    English dictionary


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