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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. 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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. International Women:

    Women's rights are human rights.

  2. U.S. Senate Chaplain Richard Halverson, addressing 600 people at a prayer breakfast, March 1992 in Wisconsin:

    Atheism has no room for human rights.

  3. Romel Guzamana:

    It was a violation of our human rights.

  4. contesant in 1990 Mr. New Jersey Male pageant:

    Equal Rights were created for everyone.

  5. Nasim Aghdam:

    For me, animal rights equal human rights.

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