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Meaning of “right” - Learner’s Dictionary

right

noun     /raɪt/
LAW [C]
B2 something that the law allows you to do: the right to free speech [+ to do sth] the right to voteHuman rights
DIRECTION [U]
A2 the right side of your body, or the direction towards this side: You'll find her in the second room on the right.General location and orientation
BEHAVIOUR [U]
B2 morally correct behaviour: I've tried to teach them the difference between right and wrong.Virtue and moral goodMorality and rules of behaviour
have a/no right to do sth
to have, or not have, a good reason for something: He has a right to be angry. She had no right to speak to me like that.Motives and reasons
the Right/right
political groups that support capitalism (= a system in which industries and companies are owned by people and not the government): The right campaigned against the president.Political movements and groups
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