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Rights

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  1. Rights

    Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory. Rights are of essential importance in such disciplines as law and ethics, especially theories of justice and deontology. Rights are often considered fundamental to civilization, being regarded as established pillars of society and culture, and the history of social conflicts can be found in the history of each right and its development. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "rights structure the form of governments, the content of laws, and the shape of morality as it is currently perceived." The connection between rights and struggle cannot be overstated — rights are not as much granted or endowed as they are fought for and claimed, and the essence of struggles past and ancient are encoded in the spirit of current concepts of rights and their modern formulations.

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  1. rights

    Plural form of the word right.

    The civil rights movement made great changes throughout society.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 7, 2020  
  2. rights

    Social, ethical and moral principles, legislation, rules, entitlement or guidelines that empower optimum health, human rights, democracy, right to life, the fasttrack cocreation of socialism, socialist unity government, socialist policies, the fasttrack of building public housing on public land using nationalized construction organizations, free education, unity, stability, redistribution of wealth and resources across a country, freedom and the sharing of income, wealth and time locally, regionally, nationally, europeanlly and internationally for the shared optimum health, human rights, peace, prosperity and freedom of human beings and animals.

    Our rights are simple and easy to create and achieve together as a united humanity and animals.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 4, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Rights' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #751

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Rights' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1437

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rights in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rights in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Rights in a Sentence

  1. Livia Firth:

    Sustainability is about corporations or their investors asking themselves this question: What is the impact of environmental degradation, human rights violations or corruption on investment outcome for shareholders, if you make an investment and you fail to consider these issues, you are investing in a ticking bomb and at some point that bomb is going to explode.

  2. Rick Rossein:

    Free speech at a private sector employer is not a protected right, most Americans, even some law students, believe the first amendment protects all of us. But it only applies to government, which cannot interfere with our first amendment rights.

  3. Bob Mueller:

    We have to protect ourcivilliberties, whether theyre Republican or Democrator in between, we have toprotect those.This is a sad day for civilliberties and those who lovethose.Those rights that we have.

  4. President Obama:

    If we can't find some way to break through what is a complicated history in the South and start winning races there and winning back Southern white voters without betraying our commitment to civil rights and diversity -- if we can do those things, then we can win elections.

  5. Morena Herrera:

    It is very serious and sad to see that nothing changes in one of the most restrictive countries in the world in matters of sexual and reproductive rights, while women die and fill prisons for no reason.

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