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.

References in classic literature ?
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.
Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha, has hailed the first projects entering the pilot phase of the policy Frame work on Strengthening the Relative Rights of People Working the Land as a shining example of the empowerment of farm workers.
We are also exploring the 50/50 policy framework, which proposes relative rights for people who live and work on farms.
My Aunt On the relative rights or wrongs of delaying the news of death to loved ones: robbed of the chance to mourn?
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.
The creation and funding of a litigation trust for the purpose of continuing to pursue certain claims, including the Creditors' Committee Action, challenging the liens of certain secured creditors of TOUSA, and the distribution of litigation trust interests to unsecured creditors, while at the same time preserving the status quo of the relative rights, claims and defenses of all parties to the Committee Action, including the defendants named therein.
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.
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.
Considerable debate took place over the relative rights and responsibilities of hospital medical staffs and governing boards.
A copy of The Certificate of Designations establishing the voting powers, designations, preferences, limitations, restrictions and the relative rights of the Series B Preferred Stock has been filed as an exhibit attached to the Company's current report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 8, 2012 and can be found on the SEC's website at www.
One of the farms we have identified in the Eastern Cape, Bathurst, is going to be use as a pilot project for the policy on Strengthening the Relative Rights of People Working the Land Policy (50/50 Policy), said Mr Mdu Shabane, the Director-General for DRDLR.