Word of the Week Wednesday: prerogative


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: prerogative.

In honor of Independence Day, I’ve chosen a freedom-related word for this week.

A prerogative is an exclusive right or privilege usually arising from position or authority.  Often, it is used in reference to royal privilege.

When the Declaration of Independence was signed, the royal prerogative was taken away from the royalty and imparted it to the American people.

The word comes from Middle English describing the right to vote first.

Happy Fourth of July!

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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