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right

noun (POLITICS)    /raɪt/
the right (also the Right) [S, + sing/pl verb] C2 political parties or people that have traditional opinions, and that believe in low taxes, property, and industry being privately owned, and less help for the poor: In Britain, the right was/were in power after 1979. He's a man of the far (= extreme) right. → Compare left nounPolitical movements and groups
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