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[French, Justice, right, law.] A term denoting the abstract concept of law or a right.
Droit is as variable a phrase as the English right or the Latin jus. It signifies the entire body of law or a right in terms of a duty or obligation.
droitnoun appurtenance, authority, authorization, birthright, certification, claim, due, dueness, easement, empowerment, entitlement, faculty, franchise, just claim, legal power, legal right, legal title, license, licitness, power, prerogative, prescriptive right, pretension, right, sanction, vested right, warrant
Associated concepts: right
See also: authority, birthright, capacity, due, franchise, interest, license, ownership, prerogative, right, title
DROIT. A French word, which, in that language, signifies the whole collection of laws, written and unwritten, and is synonymous to our word law. It also signifies a right, il n'existe point de droits sans devoirs, et vice versa. 1 Toull. n. 96; Poth. h.t. With us it means right, jus. Co. Litt. 158. A person was said to have droit droit, plurimum juris, and plurimum possessionis, when he had the freehold, the fee, and the property in him. Id. 266; Crabb's H. Eng. L. 400.