right of action
right of action
1: a right to begin and prosecute an action in the courts (as for the purpose of enforcing a right or redressing a wrong)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

right of action
index cause of action

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


right of action
n. The right to bring a particular case before a court; a legally enforceable right.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


right of action
The privilege of instituting a lawsuit arising from a particular transaction or state of facts, such as a suit that is based on a contract or a tort (See tort law), a civil wrong.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


right of action
The privilege of instituting a lawsuit arising from a particular transaction or state of facts, such as a suit that is based on a contract or a tort, a civil wrong.

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