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rules concerning what people are owed to or allowed of, according to ethical principles of freedom and applied in society

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1    in accordance with accepted standards of moral or legal behaviour, justice, etc.  
right conduct     
2    in accordance with fact, reason, or truth; correct or true  
the right answer     
3    appropriate, suitable, fitting, or proper  
the right man for the job     
4    most favourable or convenient; preferred  
the right time to act     
5    in a satisfactory condition; orderly  
things are right again now     
6    indicating or designating the correct time  
the clock is right     
7    correct in opinion or judgment  
8    sound in mind or body; healthy or sane  
9    usually prenominal   of, designating, or located near the side of something or someone that faces east when the front is turned towards the north  
   Related adj       dextral  
10    usually prenominal   worn on a right hand, foot, etc.  
11    sometimes cap   of, designating, supporting, belonging to, or relating to the political or intellectual right (see sense 39)  
12    sometimes cap   conservative or reactionary  
the right wing of the party     
13      (Geometry)  
a    formed by or containing a line or plane perpendicular to another line or plane  
b    having the axis perpendicular to the base  
a right circular cone     
c    straight  
a right line     
14    relating to or designating the side of cloth worn or facing outwards  
15    Informal   (intensifier)  
a right idiot     
16    in one's right mind   sane  
17    the right side of  
a    in favour with  
you'd better stay on the right side of him     
b    younger than  
she's still on the right side of fifty     
18    in accordance with correctness or truth; accurately  
to guess right     
19    in the appropriate manner; properly  
do it right next time!     
20    in a straight line; directly  
right to the top     
21    in the direction of the east from the point of view of a person or thing facing north  
22    absolutely or completely; utterly  
he went right through the floor     
23    all the way  
the bus goes right to the city centre     
24    without delay; immediately or promptly  
I'll be right over     
25    exactly or precisely  
right here     
26    in a manner consistent with a legal or moral code; justly or righteously  
do right by me     
27    in accordance with propriety; fittingly or suitably  
it serves you right     
28    to good or favourable advantage; well  
it all came out right in the end     
29    (esp. in religious titles) most or very  
right reverend     
30    Informal or dialect   (intensifier)  
I'm right glad to see you     
31    right, left, and centre   on all sides; from every direction  
32    she'll be right     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   that's all right; not to worry  
33    right off the bat  
Informal   as the first in a series; to begin with  
34    any claim, title, etc., that is morally just or legally granted as allowable or due to a person  
I know my rights     
35    anything that accords with the principles of legal or moral justice  
36    the fact or state of being in accordance with reason, truth, or accepted standards (esp. in the phrase in the right)  
37      (Irish)   an obligation or duty  
you had a right to lock the door     
38    the right side, direction, position, area, or part  
the right of the army, look to the right     
39    often cap and preceded by: the   the supporters or advocates of social, political, or economic conservatism or reaction, based generally on a belief that things are better left unchanged (opposed to radical or left)  
40      (Boxing)  
a    a punch with the right hand  
b    the right hand  
41      (Finance)  
a    often pl   the privilege of a company's shareholders to subscribe for new issues of the company's shares on advantageous terms  
b    the negotiable certificate signifying this privilege  
42    by right (or rights)   properly; justly  
by rights you should be in bed     
43    in one's own right   having a claim or title oneself rather than through marriage or other connection  
a peeress in her own right     
44    too right     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   an exclamation of agreement  
45    to rights          consistent with justice, correctness, or orderly arrangement  
he put the matter to rights     
      vb   mainly tr  
46    also intr   to restore to or attain a normal, esp. an upright, position  
the raft righted in a few seconds     
47    to make (something) accord with truth or facts; correct  
48    to restore to an orderly state or condition; put right  
49    to make reparation for; compensate for or redress (esp. in the phrase right a wrong)  
      sentence substitute  
a    indicating that a statement has been understood  
b    asking whether a statement has been understood  
c    indicating a subdividing point within a discourse  
51    an expression of agreement or compliance  
     (Old English riht, reoht; related to Old High German reht, Gothic raihts, Latin rectus)  
  righter      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    equitable, ethical, fair, good, honest, honourable, just, lawful, moral, proper, righteous, true, upright, virtuous  
2    accurate, admissible, authentic, correct, exact, factual, genuine, on the money     (U.S.)   precise, satisfactory, sound, spot-on     (Brit. informal)   true, unerring, valid, veracious  
3    advantageous, appropriate, becoming, comme il faut, convenient, deserved, desirable, done, due, favourable, fit, fitting, ideal, opportune, proper, propitious, rightful, seemly, suitable  
4    all there     (informal)   balanced, compos mentis, fine, fit, healthy, in good health, in the pink, lucid, normal, rational, reasonable, sane, sound, unimpaired, up to par, well  
5    conservative, reactionary, Tory  
6    absolute, complete, out-and-out, outright, pure, real, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter  
7    accurately, aright, correctly, exactly, factually, genuinely, precisely, truly  
8    appropriately, aptly, befittingly, fittingly, properly, satisfactorily, suitably  
9    directly, immediately, instantly, promptly, quickly, straight, straightaway, without delay  
10    bang, exactly, precisely, slap-bang     (informal)   squarely  
11    absolutely, all the way, altogether, completely, entirely, perfectly, quite, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly  
12    ethically, fairly, honestly, honourably, justly, morally, properly, righteously, virtuously  
13    advantageously, beneficially, favourably, for the better, fortunately, to advantage, well  
14    authority, business, claim, due, freedom, interest, liberty, licence, permission, power, prerogative, privilege, title  
15    equity, good, goodness, honour, integrity, justice, lawfulness, legality, morality, propriety, reason, rectitude, righteousness, truth, uprightness, virtue  
16    by rights      equitably, in fairness, justly, properly  
17    to rights      arranged, in order, straight, tidy  
18    compensate for, correct, fix, put right, rectify, redress, repair, settle, set upright, sort out, straighten, vindicate  
,       adj  
1    bad, dishonest, immoral, improper, indecent, unethical, unfair, unjust, wrong  
2    counterfeit, erroneous, fake, false, fraudulent, illegal, illicit, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, invalid, mistaken, questionable, uncertain, unlawful, untruthful, wrong  
3    disadvantageous, inappropriate, inconvenient, undesirable, unfitting, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong  
4    abnormal, unsound  
5    left, leftist, left-wing, liberal, radical, right-on     (informal)   socialist  
7    inaccurately, incorrectly  
8    improperly  
9    incompletely, indirectly, slowly  
13    badly, poorly, unfavourably  
15    badness, dishonour, evil, immorality, impropriety  
18    make crooked, topple  

all right  
1    acceptable, adequate, average, fair, O.K. or okay     (informal)   passable, satisfactory, so-so     (informal)   standard, unobjectionable, up to scratch     (informal)  
2    hale, healthy, out of the woods, safe, sound, unharmed, unimpaired, uninjured, well, whole  
3    acceptably, adequately, O.K. or okay     (informal)   passably, satisfactorily, unobjectionably, well enough  
,       adj  
1    bad, inadequate, not good enough, not up to scratch     (informal)   objectionable, poor, unacceptable, unsatisfactory  
2    ailing, bad, ill, injured, off colour, out of sorts, poorly, sick, sickly, unhealthy, unwell  
right away     
at once, directly, forthwith, immediately, instantly, now, posthaste, promptly, pronto     (informal)   right off, straightaway, straight off     (informal)   this instant, without delay, without hesitation  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
an activist fighting for civil rights
proprietary rights over virtual assets
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
The rights of ownership and power for transference of one’s web assets belong to the individual.
a digital method to shift or attribute the ownership and rights of online access to one’s online assts to another.
A set of collection of one’s internet assets or value gathered in order to assist transfer of online rights.
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
all right; runing smoothly
[Slang];[UK] Everything is tickety-boo with building our new house; soon we will move in.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children. unicef.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
not right; out of order; not functioning properly
It is right of every netizen to hold any opinion in cyberspace without any sanction.
[Tech.] freedom of expression
Right of every person to get any information online without any restriction
[Tech.] Right of information
The state of being acceptable or officially true; the statement that is powerful to convince someone something is right.
Wood where the log is first quartered lengthways, resulting in wedges with right angles in the centre of the log. Less prone to shrinkage and is more stable. Used in barrel-making.
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
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