Definition of By rights

1. Adverb. With reason or justice.

Exact synonyms: Properly

Definition of By rights

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) Properly, in justice. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of By Rights

by jingo
by luck
by machine
by means of
by memory
by mistake
by mouth
by nature
by no means
by one's lights
by one's own hand
by oneself
by owner
by rail
by right of office
by rights (current term)
by sail
by selection
by small degrees
by steam
by the Grace of God
by the book
by the by
by the bye
by the day
by the ears
by the hour
by the looks of things
by the numbers
by the piece

Literary usage of By rights

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"... in its widest extent: unlimited in respect of services, by any right to or over the same subject in another; and limited only by rights of others over ..."

2. The Modern Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1890)
"The exchange equitable when burdens are compensated by rights.—IV. How unlimited universal suffrage found its way into local society. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Law of Torts: A Philosophic Discussion of the General by Edgar Benton Kinkead (1903)
"by rights in rem is now embraced those rights which are available against the ... by rights in personam are indicated those which are available against a ..."

4. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"... conditions constituted by beneficial rights to things (that is, rights to powers over things) or by rights to those rights, and so on; ..."

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