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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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    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. Mark Thomsen:

    With this settlement the city turns a page and embraces the 21st century, where we will insist on recognizing citizens’ rights, human rights and developing a police force of peace officers to work with the community to better our city.

  2. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    The last thing we are going to do is surrender the floor over to these kinds of tactics when we know it's going to compromise the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.

  3. Min Woo Lee:

    It was nice of her to come on...my sister and I winning the same tournament, it's pretty special. I've got bragging rights now, so it's even better.

  4. Adam Skaggs:

    The Constitutional right to keep and bear arms does not mean that convicted felons, that other very dangerous people, have the same rights to carry deadly weapons in public that law-abiding Americans do, and background checks are simply a very simple means of ensuring that guns and in California's case, ammunition, don't fall into dangerous hands.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    I don’t think we’ve seen the bottom yet, I think it's very unfortunate to contemplate but more can happen that would put our rights at risk, our freedom at risk, our values, our fundamental views about what it means to be Americans.

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