natural right


noun

any right that exists by virtue of natural law.

Origin of natural right

First recorded in 1680–90
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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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