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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

  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. Senator Paul:

    There's a very easy compromise, we should define what serious human rights abuses are. Otherwise we have a definition you can drive a truck through, and you can sanction anybody in the world.

  2. Cory Gardner:

    Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states ’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana, late Wednesday, I received acommitment fromthePresident that the Department of Justice’s rescission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado’s legal marijuana industry.

  3. Joana Bernardo:

    Some people get discouraged from complaining because they think nothing will ever change, the app is a very smart way of making us exercise our rights.

  4. David Vig:

    The government has some power to restrict these rights for a certain amount of time if it is necessary and if the restrictions are proportionate with ... the aim that they want to achieve, but not for a prolonged or an unlimited time.

  5. Michele Dauber:

    The broader message of this victory is that violence against women is now a voting issue, this is a historical moment in time. Women are standing up for their rights, and there is a national reckoning.

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