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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Right n.
 1. That which is right or correct. Specifically: (a) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, -- the opposite of moral wrong. (b) A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact.
 Seldom your opinions err;
 Your eyes are always in the right.   --Prior.
 (c) A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.
 Long love to her has borne the faithful knight,
 And well deserved, had fortune done him right.   --Dryden.
 2. That to which one has a just claim. Specifically: (a) That which one has a natural claim to exact.
    There are no rights whatever, without corresponding duties.   --Coleridge.
 (b) That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal. (c) That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a claim to possess or own; the interest or share which anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim; interest; ownership.
    Born free, he sought his right.   --Dryden.
    Hast thou not right to all created things?   --Milton.
    Men have no right to what is not reasonable.   --Burke.
 (d) Privilege or immunity granted by authority.
 3. The right side; the side opposite to the left.
    Led her to the Souldan's right.   --Spenser.
 4. In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5.
 5. The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.
 At all right, at all points; in all respects. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
 Bill of rights, a list of rights; a paper containing a declaration of rights, or the declaration itself. See under Bill.
 By right, By rights, or  By good rights, rightly; properly; correctly.
    He should himself use it by right.   --Chaucer.
    I should have been a woman by right.   --Shak.
 -- Divine right, or Divine right of kings, a name given to the patriarchal theory of government, especially to the doctrine that no misconduct and no dispossession can forfeit the right of a monarch or his heirs to the throne, and to the obedience of the people.
 To rights. (a) In a direct line; straight. [R.] --Woodward. (b) At once; directly. [Obs. or Colloq.] --Swift.
 To set to rights, To put to rights, to put in good order; to adjust; to regulate, as what is out of order.
 Writ of right Law, a writ which lay to recover lands in fee simple, unjustly withheld from the true owner. --Blackstone.