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Definition 1: the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution - [noun denoting attribute]

(states' rights 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"

(states' rights is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 2: a doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states - [noun denoting cognition]

(states' rights is a kind of ...) a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

(... is a kind of states' rights ) the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress

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