natural right

any right that exists by virtue of natural law.

1680–90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  natural rights
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a political theory that individuals have basic rights given to them by nature or God that no individual or government can deny's 21st Century Lexicon
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natural rights definition

Rights that people supposedly have under natural law. The Declaration of Independence of the United States lists life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as natural rights.

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Example sentences
Living standards coupled with natural rights should be the measure.
Thus on values there are three pairings: utilitarian, natural rights, and
As many comments from the floor have pointed out the copyright are not natural
My natural rights, my civil rights, my political rights are all alike ignored.
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