That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a claim to possess or own; the interest or share which anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim; interest; ownership. Born free, he sought his right. (Dryden) Hast thou not right to all created things? (milton) Men have no right to what is not reasonable. (Burke)
5. The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc. at all 1000 right, at all points; in all respects. Bill of rights, a list of rights; a paper containing a declaration of rights, or the declaration itself. See Bill. By right, By rights, or By good rights, rightly; properly; correctly. He should himself use it by right. (Chaucer) I should have been a woman by right. (Shak) divine right, or divine right of kings, a name given to the patriarchal theory of government, especially to the doctrine that no misconduct and no dispossession can forfeit the right of a monarch or his heirs to the throne, and to the obedience of the people. To rights. In a direct line; straight. At once; directly. To set to rights, To put to rights, to put in good order; to adjust; to regulate, as what is out of order. Writ of right, a writ which lay to recover lands in fee simple, unjustly withheld from the true owner.
Origin: AS. Right. See right.
3. Conformed to the constitution of man and the will of god, or to justice and equity; not deviating from the true and just; according with truth and duty; just; true. That which is conformable to the supreme rule is absolutely right, and is called right simply without relation to a special end. (Whately)
6. According with truth; passing a true judgment; conforming to fact or intent; not mistaken or wrong; not erroneous; correct; as, this is the right faith. You are right, justice, and you weigh this well. (Shak) If there be no prospect beyond the grave, the inference is . . . Right, Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.' (locke)
7. most favorable or convenient; fortunate. The lady has been disappointed on the right side. (Spectator)
8. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action is usually stronger than on the other side; opposed to left when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the right side, hand, arm. Also applied to the corresponding side of the lower animals. Became the sovereigns favorite, his right hand. (Longfellow)
9. Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done.
10. Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth. at right angles, so as to form a right angle or right angles, as when one line crosses another perpendicularly. Right and left, in both or all directions.
(Science: medicine) right and left coupling, a sphere in such a position that the equator cuts the horizon at right angles; in spherical projections, that position of the sphere in which the primitive plane coincides with the plane of the equator.