Relative rights

RELATIVE RIGHTS. Those to which a person is entitled in consequence of his relation with others such as the rights of a husband in relation to his wife; of a father, as to his children; of a master, as to his servant; of a guardian, as to his ward.
     2. In general, the superior may maintain an action for an injury committed against his relative rights. See 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2277 to 2296; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3491; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3615 to 3618.

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After twelve years of banishment from the land of their first allegiance, during which they had been under an adoptive and temporary subjection to another sovereign, they must naturally have been led to reflect upon the relative rights and duties of allegiance and subjection.
The Committee will end its visit to KwaZulu-Natal by visiting Westcliffe Farm in Greytown, to view the pilot phase of the policy framework on Strengthening of Relative Rights (SRR) Project for people who work on the land and will engage with both farm owners and farmworkers.
We are also exploring the 50/50 policy framework, which proposes relative rights for people who live and work on farms.
The High Court decided that claims, as relative rights, can in fact be stolen.
My Aunt On the relative rights or wrongs of delaying the news of death to loved ones: robbed of the chance to mourn?
Additionally, Nexaira's board of directors can prescribe the series and the number of each series of preferred shares and related voting powers, besides designations, preferences, limitations, restrictions and relative rights of the shares of each series.
A Monsieur William Trichter, who greatly annoyed Lady Lloyd-Webber when deciding to disqualify Dar Re Mi following the Prix Vermeille in September, is part of the panel deliberating on the relative rights of Liliside and Special Duty.
Thus, [as] the United States accurately conveyed in this case: 'Foreign conduct is [generally] the domain of foreign law,' and in the area here involved, in particular, foreign law 'may embody different policy judgments about the relative rights of inventors, competitors, and the public in patented inventions.
In drafting these subcontracts, grantees will want to give some thought to the relative rights and responsibilities of the parties, particularly with respect to the dissemination and use of raw data, results and analyses.
The relative rights of lending institutions, sureties, owners/developers and lien law trust fund beneficiaries (subcontractors and suppliers) is of critical importance when jobs go bad.
Good management of intellectual property rights ensures an appropriate balance between the relative rights of employers and employees, that those rights are clearly set out, and that the incentives provided by the IP regime operate effectively.
At the new Shanghai Library, the president continued his efforts to deepen mutual understanding with the Chinese people by discussing the differences between the social turmoil and rights abuses of the 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution and the relative rights Chinese people now enjoy.