[ droit; French drwa ]
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noun,plural droits [droits; French drwa]. /drɔɪts; French drwa/.
  1. a legal right or claim.

  2. droits, Finance, Rare. customs duties.

Origin of droit

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

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/ (drɔɪt, French drwa) /

nounplural droits (drɔɪts, French drwa)
  1. a legal or moral right or claim; due

Origin of droit

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

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