fundamental legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory
A right is something a person has that people think should not be taken away from them. A right is different than a privilege, which is something that must be earned.
- Many people say people have a "right to life". That means that if one person kills another, the killer would be taking away the victim's "right to life".
- People may also have a "right to property". That means that people cannot steal things from each other.
- In many countries people have a "right to free speech", which means other people cannot stop them from saying what they want to.