Usage examples for prerogative

  1. It is the prerogative of women who do not marry for love; it is their right to love the men they do not marry provided they honour the men they do, and keep their skirts clear besides. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. As to the King's prerogative for granting such patents, Walpole himself explained in a letter to Lord Townshend, then in Hanover with the King, that it was one never disputed and often exercised. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  3. But when it was produced five months after the supposed offence, and then delivered in writing, which always implies the power of a greater degree of recollection and self- command, it shows how deeply the principles of disobedience had taken root in his mind, and of an assumption to himself of exorbitant powers, which he chooses to distinguish by the title of " his prerogative – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke