droit

[ droit; French drwa ]
/ drɔɪt; French drwa /

noun, plural droits [droits; French drwa]. /drɔɪts; French drwa/.

a legal right or claim.
droits, Finance, Rare. customs duties.

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Origin of droit

1470–80; <French <Late Latin dīrēctum legal right, law (noun use of neuter of Latin dīrēctusdirect)
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British Dictionary definitions for droit

droit
/ (drɔɪt, French drwa) /

noun plural droits (drɔɪts, French drwa)

a legal or moral right or claim; due

Word Origin for droit

C15: from French: legal right, from Medieval Latin dīrēctum law, from Latin: a straight line; see direct
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