natural right


any right that exists by virtue of natural law.

Nearby words

  1. natural realism,
  2. natural religion,
  3. natural resistance,
  4. natural resource,
  5. natural resources,
  6. natural rights,
  7. natural rubber,
  8. natural science,
  9. natural selection,
  10. natural slope

Origin of natural right

First recorded in 1680–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Culture definitions for natural rights

natural rights

Rights that people supposedly have under natural law. The Declaration of Independence of the United States lists life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as natural rights.

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