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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
(Definition of right noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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