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right

noun [C] (LEGAL OPPORTUNITY)   /rɑɪt/
social studies your opportunity to act and to be treated in particular ways that the law promises to protect for the benefit of society: civil/human rights You have a right to a trial by jury. [+ to infinitive] Patients have a right to keep their medical records confidential. The dispute is over fishing rights.
(Definition of right noun (LEGAL OPPORTUNITY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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