Mandate vs Prerogative - What's the difference?

mandate | prerogative |

As a verb mandate

is .

As a noun prerogative is

prerogative (a right, or power that is exclusive to a monarch, etc).



(en noun)
  • An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
  • Verb

  • to authorize
  • to make mandatory
  • Derived terms

    * mandatary * mandator * mandatory


    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • A hereditary or official right or privilege.
  • A right, or power that is exclusive to a monarch etc, especially such a power to make a decision or judgement.
  • A right, generally
  • * 2002 , Patrick Robinson, The Shark Mutiny , page 48:
  • "Ah, that's your prerogative' as an Intelligence officer, Jimmy. But it's been your ' prerogative for weeks, months, and nothing has happened, as I told you "
  • * 2004 , Joel Osteen, Your best life now: 7 steps to living at your full potential , page 92:
  • If you want to wear your hair a certain way, that's your prerogative . You don't have to check with all your friends to make sure it's okay.
  • * 2005 , Tracy Hogg, Melinda Blau, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate , page 56:
  • If you choose another approach — that's your prerogative . But the problem is that parents often don't realize they're making the choice
  • A property, attribute or ability which gives one a superiority or advantage over others; an inherent advantage or privilege; a talent.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a hereditary or official right or privilege.
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