legal right

legal right
I noun authority, authorization, cause, claim, empowerment, entitlement, freedom, inalienable right, just claim, legitimate right, license, power, prerogative, vested right or interest associated concepts: due process, freedom of the press, free speech, right against self-incrimination, right to assemble, right to petition II index birthright, droit, freedom, jurisdiction, patent

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


legal right
An interest that the law protects; an enforceable claim; a privilege that is created or recognized by law, such as the constitutional right to freedom of speech.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


legal right
An interest that the law protects; an enforceable claim; a privilege that is created or recognized by law, such as the constitutional right to freedom of speech.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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