natural right

natural right
natural right n: a right considered to be conferred by natural law
James Madison...distinguished natural rights, such as life and liberty, from rights that are part of the compact between citizen and government — L. H. Tribe

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

natural right
index equity (justice)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • natural right — noun : a right conferred upon man by natural law a natural right … would hold in the absence of organized government Lucius Garvin compare legal right * * * any right that exists by virtue of natural law. [1680 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • natural right — Synonyms and related words: Bill of Rights, Declaration of Right, Magna Carta, Magna Charta, Petition of Right, appurtenance, authority, birthright, civil liberties, civil rights, claim, conjugal right, constitutional rights, demand, divine right …   Moby Thesaurus

  • natural right — A right which exists regardless of municipal or other law, if not repealed by legal fiat. Sult v Gilbert, 148 Fla 31, 3 So 2d 729. A right inherent in land, such as that of lateral support, of the right to the benefit of the flow of a stream of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • natural right — any right that exists by virtue of natural law. [1680 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • natural right — inherent right, right which does not require proof …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Foundations of Natural Right — is a philosophical text by the German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte and it was first published in 1797. The book is one of Fichte s most important and one of his broadest books in terms of subjects covered.The book begins with the subject of …   Wikipedia

  • easement by natural right — See easement ex jure naturale …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • right — / rīt/ n [Old English riht, from riht righteous] 1 a: qualities (as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval b: something that is morally just able to… …   Law dictionary

  • Right of Voluntary Association — • Any group of individuals freely united for the pursuit of a common end Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Right of Voluntary Association     Right of Voluntary Association …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • natural — nat·u·ral adj 1: based on an inherent sense of right and wrong natural justice see also natural law, natural right 2 a: existing as part of or determined by nature …   Law dictionary

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