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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 creation of social housing, public housing, council housing and affordable housing building projects, free education, unity, stability, redistribution of income, 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

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    The numerical value of rights in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rights in a Sentence

  1. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam:

    Iran Human Rights Farghadani’s crazy to think her name spread as a result of a cartoon, because she has done so many wonderful things to help humanity, doing things quietly and not wanting credit.

  2. Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom:

    I won't back down over my statements on women's rights, democracy and that one shouldn't flog bloggers, i have nothing to be ashamed of.

  3. David Thorne:

    As in other parts of the world, we are really trying to also say: Let's find out how we can work together and not always say that human rights are the first things that we have to fix before anything else, we have to figure out how we can help each other, work together, create a sense of shared prosperity. And then we think that what comes along with that is an increasingly open environment for the discussion on human rights.

  4. Craig Silverman:

    When there is tension between civil rights and the criminal rights of an accused, the courts often emphasize the need for a fair trial and the panoply of rights afforded a criminal defendant.

  5. Xavier Becerra:

    Information is power, and all women should have access to the information they need when making personal health care decisions, the Reproductive FACT Act ensures that women in California receive accurate information about their health care options, including whether a facility is a licensed medical provider. The California Department of Justice will do everything necessary to protect women’s health care rights. The attorney general was not immediately available for additional comment when contacted by Fox News. The Supreme Court is intervening to regulate these types of laws and provide a sense of consistency. Indeed, other courts in states like New York, Texas and Maryland have invalidated laws that were similar to The Reproductive FACT Act. But some states -- such as Hawaii and Illinois -- currently have similar laws in place, which, like in California, have also led to appeals and other lawsuits. Specifically in Hawaii, Thomas Glessner said, one of the pregnancy resource centers is located in a church.

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