Prerogative

Author:Jeffrey Lehman, Shirelle Phelps
 
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An exclusive privilege. The special power or peculiar right possessed by an official by virtue of his or her office. In ENGLISH LAW, a discretionary power that exceeds and is unaffected by any other power; the special preeminence that the monarch has over and above all others, as a consequence of his or her sovereignty.

The term prerogative is occasionally used by writers of law to refer to the object over which royal powers are exercised, such as fiscal...

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