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Dictionary Results for right:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
right
    adv 1: precisely, exactly; "stand right here!"
    2: immediately; "she called right after dinner"
    3: exactly; "he fell flop on his face" [syn: right, flop]
    4: toward or on the right; also used figuratively; "he looked
       right and left"; "the party has moved right" [ant: left]
    5: in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't
       you carry me decent?" [syn: properly, decently, decent,
       in good order, right, the right way] [ant:
       improperly]
    6: an interjection expressing agreement [syn: right, right
       on]
    7: completely; "she felt right at home"; "he fell right into the
       trap"
    8: (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree; "the
       baby is mighty cute"; "he's mighty tired"; "it is powerful
       humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"; "they have a right
       nice place"; "they rejoiced mightily" [syn: mighty,
       mightily, powerful, right]
    9: in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves
       him right"; "do right by him" [syn: justly, right]
    10: in an accurate manner; "the flower had been correctly
        depicted by his son"; "he guessed right" [syn: correctly,
        right, aright] [ant: incorrectly, wrong, wrongly]
    adj 1: being or located on or directed toward the side of the
           body to the east when facing north; "my right hand";
           "right center field"; "a right-hand turn"; "the right
           bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you
           are facing downstream" [ant: left]
    2: free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the
       correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer";
       "took the right road"; "the right decision" [syn: correct,
       right] [ant: incorrect, wrong]
    3: socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party
       without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior" [syn: correct,
       right]
    4: in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right
       thing and confess" [ant: wrong]
    5: correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right" [syn:
       right, correct] [ant: wrong]
    6: appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a
       person's character, needs; "everything in its proper place";
       "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the
       position" [syn: proper, right]
    7: of or belonging to the political or intellectual right [ant:
       center, left]
    8: in or into a satisfactory condition; "things are right again
       now"; "put things right"
    9: intended for the right hand; "a right-hand glove" [syn:
       right(a), right-hand(a)]
    10: in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;
        "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open
        oysters" [syn: correct, right]
    11: having the axis perpendicular to the base; "a right angle"
    12: (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to
        face outward; "the right side of the cloth showed the
        pattern"; "be sure your shirt is right side out"
    13: most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good
        time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time
        is ripe for great sociological changes" [syn: good,
        right, ripe]
    14: precisely accurate; "a veracious account" [syn: veracious,
        right]
    n 1: an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or
         governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are
         endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights";
         "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but
         must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor
         Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives
         you; it is something that nobody can take away"
    2: location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the
       side to the south when a person or object faces east; "he
       stood on the right" [ant: left]
    3: the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
       [syn: right field, rightfield, right]
    4: those who support political or social or economic
       conservatism; those who believe that things are better left
       unchanged [syn: right, right wing]
    5: the hand that is on the right side of the body; "he writes
       with his right hand but pitches with his left"; "hit him with
       quick rights to the body" [syn: right, right hand]
    6: a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when
       the person is facing east; "take a right at the corner"
    7: anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he
       is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim" [syn:
       right, rightfulness] [ant: wrong, wrongfulness]
    8: (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom
       in some intangible thing; "mineral rights"; "film rights"
    v 1: make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the
         victims of the Holocaust" [syn: right, compensate,
         redress, correct] [ant: wrong]
    2: put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the
       sailboat that had capsized"
    3: regain an upright or proper position; "The capsized boat
       righted again"
    4: make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the
       calculation" [syn: correct, rectify, right] [ant:
       falsify]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Right \Right\ (r[imac]t), a. [OE. right, riht, AS. riht; akin to
   D. regt, OS. & OHG. reht, G. recht, Dan. ret, Sw. r[aum]tt,
   Icel. rettr, Goth. ra['i]hts, L. rectus, p. p. of regere to
   guide, rule; cf. Skr. [.r]ju straight, right. [root]115. Cf.
   Adroit,Alert, Correct, Dress, Regular, Rector,
   Recto, Rectum, Regent, Region, Realm, Rich,
   Royal, Rule.]
   1. Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line. "Right as
      any line." --Chaucer
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   2. Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not
      oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone.
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   3. Conformed to the constitution of man and the will of God,
      or to justice and equity; not deviating from the true and
      just; according with truth and duty; just; true.
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            That which is conformable to the Supreme Rule is
            absolutely right, and is called right simply without
            relation to a special end.            --Whately.
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   2. Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right
      man in the right place; the right way from London to
      Oxford.
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   5. Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not
      spurious. "His right wife." --Chaucer.
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            In this battle, . . . the Britons never more plainly
            manifested themselves to be right barbarians.
                                                  --Milton.
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   6. According with truth; passing a true judgment; conforming
      to fact or intent; not mistaken or wrong; not erroneous;
      correct; as, this is the right faith.
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            You are right, Justice, and you weigh this well.
                                                  --Shak.
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            If there be no prospect beyond the grave, the
            inference is . . . right, "Let us eat and drink, for
            to-morrow we die."                    --Locke.
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   7. Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.
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            The lady has been disappointed on the right side.
                                                  --Spectator.
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   8. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which
      the muscular action is usually stronger than on the other
      side; -- opposed to left when used in reference to a part
      of the body; as, the right side, hand, arm. Also applied
      to the corresponding side of the lower animals.
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            Became the sovereign's favorite, his right hand.
                                                  --Longfellow.
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   Note: In designating the banks of a river, right and left are
         used always with reference to the position of one who
         is facing in the direction of the current's flow.
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   9. Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well
      regulated; correctly done.
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   10. Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side
       of a piece of cloth.
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   At right angles, so as to form a right angle or right
      angles, as when one line crosses another perpendicularly.
      

   Right and left, in both or all directions. [Colloq.]

   Right and left coupling (Pipe fitting), a coupling the
      opposite ends of which are tapped for a right-handed screw
      and a left-handed screw, respectivelly.

   Right angle.
       (a) The angle formed by one line meeting another
           perpendicularly, as the angles ABD, DBC.
       (b) (Spherics) A spherical angle included between the
           axes of two great circles whose planes are
           perpendicular to each other.

   Right ascension. See under Ascension.

   Right Center (Politics), those members belonging to the
      Center in a legislative assembly who have sympathies with
      the Right on political questions. See Center, n., 5.

   Right cone, Right cylinder, Right prism, Right
   pyramid (Geom.), a cone, cylinder, prism, or pyramid, the
      axis of which is perpendicular to the base.

   Right line. See under Line.

   Right sailing (Naut.), sailing on one of the four cardinal
      points, so as to alter a ship's latitude or its longitude,
      but not both. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

   Right sphere (Astron. & Geol.), a sphere in such a position
      that the equator cuts the horizon at right angles; in
      spherical projections, that position of the sphere in
      which the primitive plane coincides with the plane of the
      equator.
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   Note: Right is used elliptically for it is right, what you
         say is right, true.
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               "Right," cries his lordship.       --Pope.
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   Syn: Straight; direct; perpendicular; upright; lawful;
        rightful; true; correct; just; equitable; proper;
        suitable; becoming.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Right \Right\, n. [AS. right. See Right, a.]
   1. That which is right or correct. Specifically:
      (a) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to
          lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt,
          -- the opposite of moral wrong.
      (b) A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood;
          adherence to truth or fact.
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                Seldom your opinions err;
                Your eyes are always in the right. --Prior.
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      (c) A just judgment or action; that which is true or
          proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.
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                Long love to her has borne the faithful knight,
                And well deserved, had fortune done him right.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   2. That to which one has a just claim. Specifically:
      (a) That which one has a natural claim to exact.
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                There are no rights whatever, without
                corresponding duties.             --Coleridge.
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      (b) That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to
          exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a
          right to arrest a criminal.
      (c) That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a
          claim to possess or own; the interest or share which
          anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim;
          interest; ownership.
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                Born free, he sought his right.   --Dryden.
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                Hast thou not right to all created things?
                                                  --Milton.
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                Men have no right to what is not reasonable.
                                                  --Burke.
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      (d) Privilege or immunity granted by authority.
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   3. The right side; the side opposite to the left.
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            Led her to the Souldan's right.       --Spenser.
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   4. In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those
      members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists.
      See Center, 5.
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   5. The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of
      cloth, a carpet, etc.
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   At all right, at all points; in all respects. [Obs.]
      --Chaucer.

   Bill of rights, a list of rights; a paper containing a
      declaration of rights, or the declaration itself. See
      under Bill.

   By right, By rights, or By good rights, rightly;
      properly; correctly.
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            He should himself use it by right.    --Chaucer.
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            I should have been a woman by right.  --Shak.
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   Divine right, or

   Divine right of kings, a name given to the patriarchal
      theory of government, especially to the doctrine that no
      misconduct and no dispossession can forfeit the right of a
      monarch or his heirs to the throne, and to the obedience
      of the people.

   To rights.
      (a) In a direct line; straight. [R.] --Woodward.
      (b) At once; directly. [Obs. or Colloq.] --Swift.

   To set to rights, To put to rights, to put in good order;
      to adjust; to regulate, as what is out of order.

   Writ of right (Law), a writ which lay to recover lands in
      fee simple, unjustly withheld from the true owner.
      --Blackstone.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Right \Right\, adv.
   1. In a right manner.
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   2. In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway;
      immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went
      right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right
      after the guide.
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            Unto Dian's temple goeth she right.   --Chaucer.
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            Let thine eyes look right on.         --Prov. iv.
                                                  25.
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            Right across its track there lay,
            Down in the water, a long reef of gold. --Tennyson.
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   3. Exactly; just. [Obs. or Colloq.]
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            Came he right now to sing a raven's note? --Shak.
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   4. According to the law or will of God; conforming to the
      standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live
      right; to judge right.
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   5. According to any rule of art; correctly.
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            You with strict discipline instructed right.
                                                  --Roscommon.
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   6. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really;
      correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right. "Right at
      mine own cost." --Chaucer.
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            Right as it were a steed of Lumbardye. --Chaucer.
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            His wounds so smarted that he slept right naught.
                                                  --Fairfax.
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   7. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely;
      highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant. "He
      was not right fat". --Chaucer.
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            For which I should be right sorry.    --Tyndale.
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            [I] return those duties back as are right fit.
                                                  --Shak.
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   Note: In this sense now chiefly prefixed to titles; as, right
         honorable; right reverend.
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   Right honorable, a title given in England to peers and
      peeresses, to the eldest sons and all daughters of such
      peers as have rank above viscounts, and to all privy
      councilors; also, to certain civic officers, as the lord
      mayor of London, of York, and of Dublin.
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   Note: Right is used in composition with other adverbs, as
         upright, downright, forthright, etc.
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   Right along, without cessation; continuously; as, to work
      right along for several hours. [Colloq. U.S.]

   Right away, or Right off, at once; straightway; without
      delay. [Colloq. U.S.] "We will . . . shut ourselves up in
      the office and do the work right off." --D. Webster.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Right \Right\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Righted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Righting.] [AS. rihtan. See Right, a.]
   1. To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to
      set upright; to make right or straight (that which has
      been wrong or crooked); to correct.
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   2. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights
      to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the
      oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate.
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            So just is God, to right the innocent. --Shak.
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            All experience hath shown that mankind are more
            disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, than
            to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which
            they are accustomed.                  --Jefferson.
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   To right a vessel (Naut.), to restore her to an upright
      position after careening.

   To right the helm (Naut.), to place it in line with the
      keel.
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6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Right \Right\, v. i.
   1. To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to
      become upright.
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   2. (Naut.) Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or
      boat, after careening.
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7. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
RIGHT. This word is used in various senses: 1. Sometimes it signifies a law, 
as when we say that natural right requires us to keep our promises, or that 
it commands restitution, or that it forbids murder. In our language it is 
seldom used in this sense. 2. It sometimes means that quality in our actions 
by which they are denominated just ones. This is usually denominated 
rectitude. 3. It is that quality in a person by which he can do certain 
actions, or possess certain things which belong to him by virtue of some 
title. In this sense, we use it when we say that a man has a right to his 
estate or a right to defend himself. Ruth, Inst. c. 2, Sec. 1, 2, 3; 
Merlin,; Repert. de Jurisp. mot Droit. See Wood's Inst. 119. 
     2. In this latter sense alone, will this word be here considered. Right 
is the correlative of duty, for, wherever one has a right due to him, some 
other must owe him a duty. 1 Toull. n. 96. 
     3. Rights are perfect and imperfect. When the things which we have a 
right to possess or the actions we have a right to do, are or may be fixed 
and determinate, the right is a perfect one; but when the thing or the 
actions are vague and indeterminate, the right is an imperfect one. If a man 
demand his property, which is withheld from him, the right that supports his 
demand is a perfect one; because the thing demanded is, or may be fixed and 
determinate. 
     4. But if a poor man ask relief from those from whom he has reason to 
expect it, the right, which supports his petition, is an imperfect one; 
because the relief which he expects, is a vague indeterminate, thing. Ruth. 
Inst. c. 2, Sec. 4; Grot. lib. 1, c. Sec. 4. 
     5. Rights are also absolute and qualified. A man has an absolute right 
to recover property which belongs to him; an agent has a qualified right to 
recover such property, when it had been entrusted to his care, and which has 
been unlawfully taken out of his possession. Vide Trover. 
     6. Rights might with propriety be also divided into natural and civil 
rights but as all the rights which man has received from nature have been 
modified and acquired anew from the civil law, it is more proper, when 
considering their object, to divide them into political and civil rights. 
     7. Political rights consist in the power to participate, directly or 
indirectly, in the establishment or management of government. These 
political rights are fixed by the constitution. Every citizen has the right 
of voting for public officers, and of being elected; these are the political 
rights which the humblest citizen possesses. 
     8. Civil rights are those which have no relation to the establishment, 
support, or management of the government. These consist in the power of 
acquiring and enjoying property, of exercising the paternal and marital 
powers, and the like. It will be observed that every one, unless deprived of 
them by a sentence of civil death, is in the enjoyment of his civil rights, 
which is not the case with political rights; for an alien, for example, has 
no political, although in the full enjoyment of his civil rights. 
     9. These latter rights are divided into absolute and relative. The 
absolute rights of mankind may be reduced to three principal or primary 
articles: the right of personal security, which consists in a person's legal 
and uninterrupted enjoyment of his life, his limbs, his body, his health, 
and his reputation; the right of personal liberty, which consists in the 
power of locomotion, of changing situation, or removing one's person to 
whatsoever place one's inclination may direct, without any restraint, unless 
by due course of law; the right of property, which consists in the free use, 
enjoyment, and disposal of all his acquisitions, without any control or 
diminution, save only by the laws of the land. 1 Bl. 124 to 139. 
    10. The relative rights are public or private: the first are those which 
subsist between the people and the government, as the right of protection on 
the part of the people, and the right of allegiance which is due by the 
people to the government; the second are the reciprocal rights of husband 
and wife, parent and child, guardian and ward, and master and servant. 
    11. Rights are also divided into legal and equitable. The former are 
those where the party has the legal title to a thing, and in that case, his 
remedy for an infringement of it, is by an action in a court of law. 
Although the person holding the legal title may have no actual interest, but 
hold only as trustee, the suit must be in his name, and not in general, in 
that of the cestui que trust. 1 East, 497 8 T. R. 332; 1 Saund. 158, n. 1; 2 
Bing. 20. The latter, or equitable rights, are those which may be enforced 
in a court of equity by the cestui que trust. See, generally, Bouv. Ins t. 
Index, h.t. Remedy. 



8. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
RIGHT, WRIT OF. Breve de recto. Vide Writ of light.



9. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906)
RIGHT, n.  Legitimate authority to be, to do or to have; as the right
to be a king, the right to do one's neighbor, the right to have
measles, and the like.  The first of these rights was once universally
believed to be derived directly from the will of God; and this is
still sometimes affirmed _in partibus infidelium_ outside the
enlightened realms of Democracy; as the well known lines of Sir
Abednego Bink, following:

        By what right, then, do royal rulers rule?
            Whose is the sanction of their state and pow'r?
        He surely were as stubborn as a mule
            Who, God unwilling, could maintain an hour
    His uninvited session on the throne, or air
    His pride securely in the Presidential chair.

        Whatever is is so by Right Divine;
            Whate'er occurs, God wills it so.  Good land!
        It were a wondrous thing if His design
            A fool could baffle or a rogue withstand!
    If so, then God, I say (intending no offence)
    Is guilty of contributory negligence.


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