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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, democracy, right to life, social housing building projects, 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 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

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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. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence:

    Here, Indiana steps forward to protect the constitutional rights and privileges of freedom of religion for people of faith and families of faith for people in our state and this avalanche of intolerance has been poured upon the people of our state.

  2. Don Lemon:

    I think it’s heading into November and I think the president realizes his base, this is something that animates his base and he’s going to continue on with it, if the president cares about Americans' First Amendment rights, and his own First Amendment rights, and the rights of his people who support him, then he should care about the First Amendment rights of those people who have chosen to kneel during the national anthem.

  3. President Ram Baran Yadav:

    Our country is multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural ... this new document will safeguard the rights of all Nepali brothers and sisters.

  4. Bryan Kibler:

    We’re just stealing the language that sanctuary cities use, we wanted to … get across that our Second Amendment rights are slowly being stripped away.

  5. Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong:

    As a way out and in order to earn their living, they are compelled to continue to fabricate and sell groundless testimonies by trying to make them sound as shocking as possible, we shall no longer participate in international sessions singling out the human rights situation of the DPRK for mere political attack.

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