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Right Bank a district of the city of Paris, situated on the right bank of the River Seine, to the north of the river. The area contains the Champs Élysées and the Louvre. ...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
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9 words

... 1881: 187; scattered. English: spelling variant of Wright...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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2020
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387 words

... right as rain : see rain . right as a trivet : see trivet . right enough certainly; undeniably. informal the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand’s doing : see hand . right on used as an...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... adj. of or relating to a person or political party or grouping favoring conservative views: are you politically right, left, or center? n. 1 the right wing of an army. 2 often the Right a grouping or political party favoring conservative views and supporting capitalist economic principles. 3 the section of a group or political party adhering particularly strongly to such views. see right wing . rightable ...

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R. S. Downie

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
166 words

... . What it is right to do, as distinct from what it is good to do. One of the traditional problems of moral philosophy is that of relating the right and the good. For the utilitarian, or more generally the consequentialist, the right is instrumental in bringing about good in the form of the best possible consequences. Other philosophers, deontologists, have held that at least some actions are right for reasons intrinsic to their own natures, and independently of ‘the good’. Yet it seems hard to accept that the right has no relation to ‘the good’. One...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
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Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
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60 words

... 1. adj. in accordance with ethical principles or accepted professional standards. There may be more than one right action in any given circumstance. The tradition of Kantian ethics maintains that an action may be right irrespective of any good that flows from it; consequentialism denies this. 2. n. any moral or legal entitlement. See human rights...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...until the late 19th century. See also inventors . Right of Tabouret In the old French court certain ladies of the highest rank had the droit de tabouret , the right of sitting on a tabouret or low stool in the presence of the queen. Gentlemen similarly privileged had the droit de fauteuil , the right of sitting in an armchair. Right of way The right of passing through the land of another. A highway is a public right of way. A private right of way is either customary or an easement (a legal right for the benefit of an adjoining owner). Rights of way may...

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A Dictionary of English Folklore

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2003

...meanings, Christianity strengthened them by some vivid imagery: the risen Christ sits ‘at the right hand of the Father’, and at the Last Judgement the ‘sheep’ will be on the right, the ‘goats’ on the left (Matthew 25:33). In folk beliefs, good luck is regularly associated with the right side: it is lucky to see the new moon to one's right, to put the right stocking or shoe on first, to cross a threshold with the right foot, and so on, while in each case the left is unlucky. See also LEFT...

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Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
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Language reference, History of English
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108 words

...right [OE] The root meaning of right is movement in a straight line—the first senses were ‘straight, not curved’ and ‘direct, straight to the destination’ as well as ‘morally good, just’ and ‘true, correct’. Right as in the opposite of left is also Old English, but it is difficult to tell when people referring to a hand, for example, mean ‘correct’ or ‘right-hand’. The political application originated in the French National Assembly of 1789, in which the nobles as a body took the position of honour on the president’s right, and the Third Estate—the French...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
36 words

... 1 Title to or an interest in any property . 2 Any other interest or privilege recognized and protected by law. 3 Freedom to exercise any power conferred by law. See also human rights...

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Law
Length:
37 words

... n. 1. Title to or an interest in any property. 2. Any other interest or privilege recognized and protected by law. 3. Freedom to exercise any power conferred by law. See also human rights ; natural rights...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
528 words

... . Generally used to characterize the conservative end of the political spectrum in modern polities, the Right as a concept may be defined in part by its opposition to its political counterpart, the Left . Political parties, movements, and ideas sharing a commitment to the advancement of conservative economic, social, and political ideas may be referred to as being of the Right. Parties such as the British Conservatives, the U.S. Republicans, and many European Christian Democrats are seen as representing the arguments of the Right. These parties are to be...

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A Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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2016
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
76 words

... ( political ) The branch of political opinion that is for the freedom of the individual in economic matters, and therefore protects the distributions of property and divisions of class that such freedoms generate. The right may frequently be authoritarian, regarding strong law and order as necessary to protect the divisions it favours, or it may extend the protection of liberty to the point of anarchism . See also conservatism , fascism , individualism , left (political) , liberalism...

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Catherine Audard

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Philosophy, Literature, Literary reference works
Length:
2,552 words

...moral law, English is less clear on the distinction between “right” and “just,” since “rightness” can mean both rectitudo and justitia . I. The Three Meanings of “Just” First of all, “just” has a cognitive meaning, that of French juste , in the sense of “correct,” “exact,” or “true.” Nonetheless, the English noun corresponding to French justesse is not “justice” but “rightness,” whence the intervention of the Anglo-Saxon lexicon ( recht / right, straight), which complicates matters. “Right” and “just” are, then, more or less interchangeable with each...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
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74 words
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... or rights (Equities) . The nil-paid shares or subscription warrant that are allocated to existing shareholders on a pro rata basis in a new issue . They have the same characteristics as a short-dated equity warrant . Their theoretical value can be established with the following formula: If a stock was trading at 88 and the subscription price is 70 and the rights have been issued at 5 : 1, we have: See also rights issue...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... , n. For some common errors, see last rites & rite of passage...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016

... , vb. ; ✳righten . The latter is a needless variant —e.g.: “Walter Orange plays the comic constable, Dogberry, who rightens [read rights ] the situation between Claudio and Hero.” T.E. Foreman , “‘Much Ado,’ Much Updated,” Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Cal.), 2 Aug. 1996 , at A19. Current ratio ( righted vs. ✳rightened ):...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016

... , adj. ; righteous ; rightful . These terms are sometimes confused. Right = correct, proper, just. Righteous  = morally upright, virtuous, or law-abiding. This term has strong religious connotations, often of unctuousness. Rightful = (1) (of an action) equitable, fair <a rightful solution> ; (2) (of a person) legitimately entitled to a position <the rightful heir> ; or (3) (of an office or piece of property) that one is entitled to <his rightful inheritance> . Cf. purposely...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

...right . The right of exercise in an...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020

... solid ( right angle triangle ) A triangle with a 90° angle in...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005

...right . Another term for a purchased annuity...

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