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English definition of “property rights”

property rights

noun [plural]
 
 
(also proprietary rights) PROPERTY, LAW
the rights of people and companies to own and use land, capital, etc. and to receive a profit from it: Developers say that these government decisions violate their property rights. The company owns the intellectual property rights to the books.
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