Definition of Legal right

1. Noun. A right based in law.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Legal Right

legal pad
legal pads
legal person
legal persons
legal philosophy
legal positivism
legal power
legal principle
legal proceeding
legal profession
legal recourse
legal relation
legal representation
legal representative
legal residence
legal right (current term)
legal separation
legal status
legal system
legal tender
legal tenders
legal term
legal transfer

Literary usage of Legal right

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

1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"It was legal right, as they understood the term, rather than equal rights with England, that they were contending for. There was however a plain sense in ..."

2. Lectures on jurisprudence or the philosophy of positive law by John Austin (1885)
"Since he is free in fact from every legal obligation, no one has a legal right (in the proper acceptation of the term) against the king: for if any had a ..."

3. Natural Rights: A Criticism of Some Political and Ethical Conceptions by David George Ritchie (1903)
"A legal right need not necessarily have been created by the State (&.g. by ... On the analogy of the definition of legal right, a moral right might be ..."

4. The Nature and Sources of the Law by John Chipman Gray, Roland Gray (1921)
"But though it is unadvisable to banish the term "legal -legal right" from the vocabulary of Jurisprudence, it is not, perhaps, entirely the same with "legal ..."

5. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Just so far as the aid of the public force is given a man, he has a legal right, and this right is the same whether his claim is founded in righteousness or ..."

6. The diplomatic protection of citizens abroad or the law of international claims by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"Citizen's Title to Protection not a legal right. An Extraordinary Legal Remedy. Whatever rights the citizen may have to diplomatic redress are as against ..."

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