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natural right

noun
1.
any right that exists by virtue of natural law.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90
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Examples from the web for natural rights
  • Living standards coupled with natural rights should be the measure.
  • Thus on values there are three pairings: utilitarian, natural rights, and selfish.
  • As many comments from the floor have pointed out the copyright are not natural rights.
  • My natural rights, my civil rights, my political rights are all alike ignored.
  • Termination of parental rights is an extreme remedy and in derogation of the natural rights of the parents.
  • Termination of parental rights is an extreme remedy and is in derogation of the natural rights of the parents.
  • Termination of parental rights is an extreme remedy in derogation of the natural rights of the parents.
  • The executive branch, however, has made our natural rights sport for its political ambitions and craving for power.
Contemporary definitions for natural rights
noun

a political theory that individuals have basic rights given to them by nature or God that no individual or government can deny

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natural rights in Culture

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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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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