absolute right
absolute right n: an unqualified right: a legally enforceable right to take some action or to refrain from acting at the sole discretion of the person having the right

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

absolute right
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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