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Definition 1: a right based in law - [noun denoting attribute]
(legal right is a kind of ...) 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""a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
(... is a kind of legal right ) in probate law: the legal right of a surviving spouse to elect to take either what the deceased spouse gave under the will or the share of the estate as set forth by statute
(... is a kind of legal right ) the right of married persons to the enjoyment of association and sympathy and confidence and domestic happiness and the comfort of living together and eating meals at the same table and profiting from joint property right and the intimacies of domestic relations
(... is a kind of legal right ) the right of the state to take private property for public use; the Fifth Amendment that was added to the Constitution of the United States requires that just compensation be made