legal right

Definitions of legal right

n 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
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
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
own right
by title vested in yourself or by virtue of qualifications that you have achieved
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
enjoyment derived from use or possession
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
tenure by which land is held in fee simple or for life
tenure by which a villein held land
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an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

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