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folkright

[fohk-rahyt]
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noun
  1. a law or right of the people as opposed to that of the privileged classes.
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Origin of folkright

before 1000; Middle English; Old English folcriht. See folk, right
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Historical Examples

  • It considers folkland as landownership by folkright—at common law, as might be said in modern legal speech.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5

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