legal right

Definitions of legal right
  1. noun
    a right based in law
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    compulsory process
    the right of a defendant to have a court use its subpoena power to compel the appearance of material witnesses before the court
    conjugal right
    the right of married persons to the enjoyment of association and sympathy and confidence and domestic happiness and the comfort of living together and eating meals at the same table and profiting from joint property right and the intimacies of domestic relations
    conjugal visitation, conjugal visitation right
    the legal right in a prison for the inmate and spouse to have sexual intercourse
    pre-emption, preemption
    the right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property)
    claim, title
    an established or recognized right
    eminent domain
    the right of the state to take private property for public use; the Fifth Amendment that was added to the Constitution of the United States requires that just compensation be made
    enfranchisement, franchise
    a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
    patent right
    the right granted by a patent; especially the exclusive right to an invention
    right of election
    in probate law: the legal right of a surviving spouse to elect to take either what the deceased spouse gave under the will or the share of the estate as set forth by statute
    right of entry
    the legal right to take possession of real estate in a peaceable manner
    right of re-entry
    the legal right to resume possession (a right that was reserved when a former possession was parted with)
    right of offset
    (banking) the legal right of a bank to seize deposited funds to cover a loan that is in default
    right of privacy
    a legal right (not explicitly provided in the United States Constitution) to be left alone; the right to live life free from unwarranted publicity
    seat
    the legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body
    enjoyment, use
    (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
    usufruct
    a legal right to use and derive profit from property belonging to someone else provided that the property itself is not injured in any way
    visitation right
    the right granted by a court to a parent (or other relative) who is deprived of custody of a child to visit the child on a regular basis
    copyright, right of first publication
    a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
    land tenure, tenure
    the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands
    standing
    a position from which one has the right to enforce a legal claim or seek redress in a court of law
    visitation
    the right of a parent to spend time with a child in the custody of another parent or guardian
    own right
    by title vested in yourself or by virtue of qualifications that you have achieved
    entitlement
    right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits)
    right to vote, suffrage, vote
    a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
    fair use
    the conditions under which you can use material that is copyrighted by someone else without paying royalties
    fruition
    enjoyment derived from use or possession
    copyhold
    a medieval form of land tenure in England; a copyhold was a parcel of land granted to a peasant by the lord of the manor in return for agricultural services
    freehold
    tenure by which land is held in fee simple or for life
    villeinage
    tenure by which a villein held land
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    right
    an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
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