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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, principles, entitlement or guidelines that empower optimum health, human rights, right to life, unity, stability, redistribution of income, wealth and resources across a country, freedom and the sharing of income, wealth and time locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for the shared 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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce Rights?

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How to say Rights in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Lam Akol:

    I have constitutional rights to move freely.

  2. Idriss Jazairy:

    The stockpiling of sanctions and unilateral coercive measures against Iran, some of which went well beyond what was required by the (U.N.) Security Council, has had a significant adverse effect on the country's economy, its population and ultimately on the enjoyment of human rights of the people of Iran, including its right to food, its right to health and its right to development.

  3. The European Commission:

    The decision is conditional on the divestment of certain Sigma-Aldrich assets, including manufacturing assets in Germany, the rights to certain brands and a sales force, the Commission had concerns that the merged entity would have faced insufficient competitive pressure from the remaining players in the markets for certain laboratory chemicals, with a risk of price rises. The commitments offered by the companies address these concerns.

  4. Lewis Baldwin:

    Democratic Socialist was not talking about race-based affirmative action. Democratic Socialist was concerned about need-based affirmative action, if you look at Democratic Socialist call for an economic bill of rights, Democratic Socialist was talking about affirmative action that benefited all people that were poor and deprived.

  5. Valentin Balakhnichev:

    Following the court's decision, ARD do not have to issue a retraction, as they are from Germany and the court process was in Russia, however, Russian law can now let us say that all the information in this film is a lie. This is a big step forward in defending our interests and our rights.

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