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[droit; French drwa] /drɔɪt; French drwa/
noun, plural droits
[droits; French drwa] /drɔɪts; French drwa/ (Show IPA)
1.
a legal right or claim.
2.
droits, Finance, Rare. customs duties.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; < French < Late Latin dīrēctum legal right, law (noun use of neuter of Latin dīrēctus direct)
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British Dictionary definitions for droit

droit

/drɔɪt; French drwa/
noun (pl) droits (drɔɪts; French) (drwa)
1.
a legal or moral right or claim; due
Word Origin
C15: from French: legal right, from Medieval Latin dīrēctum law, from Latin: a straight line; see direct
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