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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
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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.' Brief for United States as Amicus Curiae 28."
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