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Definition a right reserved exclusively for a particular person or group
  • It is the President's prerogative to grant pardons.
  • My prerogative right now is to just chill and let all the other overexposed blondes on the cover of Us Weekly (magazine) be your entertainment.
    Britney Spears
  • It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
    Neil Gaiman
  • suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males
  • The great prerogative and rite of love,
    Shakespeare, William  --  All's Well that End's Well
  • She was never bored, and given the slightest chance she would exercise her royal prerogative: she would arrange, advise, caution, and warn.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • prerogative = right or privilege
  • Unfortunately, until the machine age, culture was the exclusive prerogative of a society that lived by the labor of serfs or slaves.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • He put his boots on the stove—first-corner's prerogative— then back to Tsezar's bunk.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Insulting me was her prerogative.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • Call it a mother's prerogative.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • No. That's your prerogative.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • She's rubbing our noses in it, letting us know exactly who she is, making us watch her as she silently reads, flaunting her prerogative.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • The grandeur of houses is assured by the integrity of prerogatives.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Under law the Quest for Ultimate Truth is quite clearly the inalienable prerogative of your working thinkers.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The emperor protects his prerogatives by protecting his own.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • 'The prerogative of a man is to command.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • If you like to shift blame, it's your prerogative.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • All others are hers by natural prerogative.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Upon which impeachment of what to her was her most essential sex-prerogative, she made their lives unendurable.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Under the Prerogative Office, the country had been glorious.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield

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