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[[Right]]
  
1. That which is right or correct. Specifically: The [[straight]] [[course]]; [[adherence]] to [[duty]]; [[obedience]] to [[lawful]] authority, [[divine]] or [[human]]; [[freedom]] from [[guilt]], the [[opposite]] of [[moral]] wrong.
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1. That which is [[right]] or correct. Specifically: The [[straight]] course; [[adherence]] to duty; [[obedience]] to [[lawful]] authority, [[divine]] or human; [[freedom]] from [[guilt]], the [[opposite]] of [[moral]] wrong.
  
A true statement; [[freedom]] from [[error]] of falsehood; [[adherence]] to truth or fact. ''Seldom your opinions err; Your [[eyes]] are always in the right.'' ([[Prior]])
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A true statement; [[freedom]] from [[error]] of falsehood; [[adherence]] to truth or fact. ''Seldom your opinions err; Your [[eyes]] are always in the [[right]].'' (prior)
  
A [[just]] [[judgment]] or [[action]]; that which is true or [[proper]]; [[justice]]; uprightness; [[integrity]]. ''Long [[love]] to her has borne the faithful [[knight]], And [[well]] deserved, had fortune done [[him]] right.'' (Dryden)
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A [[just]] [[judgment]] or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; [[integrity]]. ''Long [[love]] to her has borne the faithful [[knight]], And well deserved, had fortune done him [[right]].'' (Dryden)
  
2. That to which one has a [[just]] claim. Specifically: That which one has a [[natural]] claim to exact. ''There are no rights whatever, without corresponding [[duties]].'' (Coleridge)
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2. That to which one has a [[just]] claim. Specifically: That which one has a [[natural]] claim to exact. ''There are no [[rights]] whatever, without corresponding [[duties]].'' (Coleridge)
  
That which one has a [[legal]] or [[social]] claim to do or to exact; legal [[power]]; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to [[arrest]] a criminal.
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That which one has a [[legal]] or [[social]] claim to do or to exact; [[legal]] power; authority; as, a sheriff has a [[right]] to [[arrest]] a criminal.
  
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)
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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)
  
[[Privilege]] or [[immunity]] granted by authority.
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[[privilege]] or [[immunity]] granted by authority.
  
3. The right [[side]]; the side [[opposite]] to the [[left]]. ''Led her to the Souldan's right.'' (Spenser)
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3. The [[right]] side; the side [[opposite]] to the [[left]]. ''Led her to the Souldan's [[right]].'' (Spenser)
  
 
4. In some legislative [[bodies]] of Europe (as in France), those [[members]] collectively who are [[conservatives]] or monarchists. See Center.
 
4. In some legislative [[bodies]] of Europe (as in France), those [[members]] collectively who are [[conservatives]] or monarchists. See Center.
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5. The outward or most finished [[surface]], as of a [[piece]] of cloth, a carpet, etc. at all  
 
5. The outward or most finished [[surface]], as of a [[piece]] of cloth, a carpet, etc. at all  
 
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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.
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[[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.
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Origin: AS. [[Right]]. See [[right]].
  
1. [[Straight]]; [[direct]]; not crooked; as, a right [[line]]. ''Right as any line.''
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1. straight; direct; not crooked; as, a [[right]] [[line]]. ''Right as any [[line]].''
  
2. [[Upright]]; [[erect]] from a [[base]]; having an upright [[axis]]; not [[oblique]]; as, right [[ascension]]; a right [[pyramid]] or [[cone]].
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2. upright; [[erect]] from a base; having an [[upright]] axis; not oblique; as, [[right]] ascension; a [[right]] [[pyramid]] or [[cone]].
  
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)
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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)
  
2. [[Fit]]; suitable; [[proper]]; correct; becoming; as, the right [[man]] in the right [[place]]; the right [[way]] from [[London]] to Oxford.
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2. fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the [[right]] [[man]] in the [[right]] place; the [[right]] [[way]] from [[london]] to Oxford.
  
5. Characterised by [[reality]] or genuineness; [[real]]; [[actual]]; not [[spurious]]. ''His right [[wife]].'' ''In this [[battle]], . . . The Britons never more plainly manifested themselves to be right barbarians.'' ([[Milton]])
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5. Characterised by [[reality]] or genuineness; real; actual; not [[spurious]]. ''His [[right]] [[wife]].'' ''In this [[battle]], . . . The Britons never more plainly manifested themselves to be [[right]] barbarians.'' (milton)
  
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]])
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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)
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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 sovereign's favorite, his right hand.'' (Longfellow)
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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)
  
In designating the [[banks]] of a [[river]], right and [[left]] are used always with [[reference]] to the [[position]] of one who is [[facing]] in the direction of the current's [[flow]].
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In designating the [[banks]] of a [[river]], [[right]] and [[left]] are used always with [[reference]] to the [[position]] of one who is [[facing]] in the direction of the [[currents]] [[flow]].
  
9. [[Well]] placed, disposed, or adjusted; [[orderly]]; well regulated; correctly done.
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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.
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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.
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(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]].
  
Right is used elliptically for it is right, what you [[say]] is right, true. ''''Right,'' cries his [[lordship]].'' ([[Pope]])
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[[right]] is used elliptically for it is [[right]], what you [[say]] is [[right]], true. ''''Right,'' cries his [[lordship]].'' (pope)
  
Synonym: [[Straight]], [[direct]], [[perpendicular]], [[upright]], [[lawful]], rightful, true, correct, [[just]], equitable, [[proper]], suitable, becoming.
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Synonym: [[straight]], [[direct]], [[perpendicular]], [[upright]], [[lawful]], rightful, true, correct, [[just]], equitable, [[proper]], suitable, becoming.
 
 
Origin: OE. Right, riht, AS. Riht; akin to D. Regt, OS. & OHG. Reht, G. Recht, Dan. Ret, Sw. Ratt, Icel. Rettr, Goth. Raihts, L. Rectus, p. P. Of regere to guide, rule; cf. Skr. Ju straight, right. Cf. Adroit,Alert, Correct, Dress, Regular, Rector, Recto, Rectum, Regent, Region, Realm, Rich, Riyal, Rule.
 
  
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Origin: [[oe]]. [[Right]], riht, AS. Riht; [[akin]] to D. Regt, [[os]].

Latest revision as of 20:43, 11 April 2007

Right

1. That which is right or correct. Specifically: The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, the opposite of moral wrong.

A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact. Seldom your opinions err; Your eyes are always in the right. (prior)

A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity. Long love to her has borne the faithful knight, And well deserved, had fortune done him right. (Dryden)

2. That to which one has a just claim. Specifically: That which one has a natural claim to exact. There are no rights whatever, without corresponding duties. (Coleridge)

That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal.

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)

privilege or immunity granted by authority.

3. The right side; the side opposite to the left. Led her to the Souldan's right. (Spenser)

4. In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center.

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.

1. straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line. Right as any line.

2. upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone.

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)

2. fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from london to Oxford.

5. Characterised by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious. His right wife. In this battle, . . . The Britons never more plainly manifested themselves to be right barbarians. (milton)

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)

In designating the banks of a river, right and left are used always with reference to the position of one who is facing in the direction of the currents flow.

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.

right is used elliptically for it is right, what you say is right, true. 'Right, cries his lordship. (pope)

Synonym: straight, direct, perpendicular, upright, lawful, rightful, true, correct, just, equitable, proper, suitable, becoming.

Origin: oe. Right, riht, AS. Riht; akin to D. Regt, os.