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1. A legal right.
2. Something to which one has legal right.
[Middle English, a fee allowed by law, from Old French, right, from Late Latin dīrēctum, from neuter of Latin dīrēctus, straight; see direct.]
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droit(drɔɪt; French drwa)
n, pl droits (drɔɪts; French drwa)
(Law) a legal or moral right or claim; due
[C15: from French: legal right, from Medieval Latin dīrēctum law, from Latin: a straight line; see direct]
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droit(drɔɪt; Fr. drwa)
n., pl. droits (droits; Fr. dr wa).
a legal right or claim.
[1470–80; < French < Late Latin dīrēctum legal right, law]
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