prerogative

Part of speech: noun

A peculiar right or privilege, as of a king.

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Usage examples "prerogative":

  1. The exercise of its prerogative, and its ambition as a body, leading it to oppose itself to the strong and support the weak, it served by turns the crown against the aristocracy and the nation against the crown. - "History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814", F. A. M. Miguet.
  2. It is the one prerogative of virtue that I really envy. - "The Green Carnation", Robert Smythe Hichens.
  3. No such doubt attaches to the very curious and interesting volume published nominally at Middelburg in 1628, and entitled The Prerogative of Parliament. - "Raleigh", Edmund Gosse.