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.

Nearby words

  1. drogheda,
  2. drogher,
  3. drogue,
  4. drogue parachute,
  5. droid,
  6. droit de suite,
  7. droit des gens,
  8. droit du seigneur,
  9. droitural,
  10. droke

Origin of droit

1470–80; < French < Late Latin dīrēctum legal right, law (noun use of neuter of Latin dīrēctus direct)

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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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