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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. 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. Vernon Harvey:

    The SOB, Joseph Vaccaro, got a life sentence, and Joseph Vaccaro's been four years and they haven't fried Willie's ass yet. We've been waiting and waiting for justice to be done. All you hear about these days is the rights of the criminal. What about our rights ? Don't we have a right to see this chapter closed ?

  2. Jill Soloway:

    We don't have a trans tipping point yet, we have a trans civil rights problem.

  3. Tom Perez:

    On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act. Its enactment, following the longest continuous debate in the history of the U.S. Senate, enshrined into law the basic principle upon which our country was founded - that all people are created equal.

  4. Martin Luther:

    President President Joe Biden and Congress used President Biden and Congress political muscle to deliver a vital infrastructure deal, and now we are calling on President Biden and Congress to do the same to restore the very voting rights protections my father and countless other civil rights leaders bled to secure.

  5. Nicholas Haysom:

    The climate of fear created by such attacks threatens vital human rights work carried out throughout Afghanistan.

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