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Legal Right

An interest that the law protects; an enforceable claim; a privilege that is created or recognized by law, such as the constitutional right to Freedom of Speech.

legal right

noun authority, authorization, cause, claim, empowerment, entitlement, freedom, inalienable right, just claim, legitimate right, license, power, prerogative, vested right or interest
Associated concepts: due process, freedom of the press, free speech, right against self-incrimination, right to assemmle, right to petition
See also: birthright, droit, freedom, jurisdiction, patent
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First, rehabilitation professionals should advocate with employers, as well as with members of the general public, for the moral and legal rights of persons with mental retardation to equal access to employment.
Anyone will have a legal right to request for internet connectivity but will have to shoulder costs, in the same way that people pay for utilities, like with having a landline phone.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Asif Kirmani on Saturday said that his party upholds the supremacy of law and the premier's sons - Hassan and Hussain Nawaz - appeared before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in line with Panamagate verdict, however he asserted that the party would utilise its legal rights against any prejudiced attitude by JIT in the top court.
(http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/515584/20131021/mis-selling-derivatives-irsa-swaps-bully-banks.htm) According to a survey by an independent lobby group , Bully-Banks, the vast majority of interest rate swap agreements (IRSA) were sold in 2006, 2007 and 2008 meaning that those businesses which have this product will have either diminshed or no legal rights if they decide to either take the bank to court.
New Delhi, July 5 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the ordinance on food security, which seeks to give legal rights to 67 per cent of the population over subsidised grains every month.
Tony Nicklinson, the locked-in syndrome sufferer who lost his High Court battle for the legal right to end his life when he chooses with a doctor's help, died on Wednesday.
As I am not in a Trade Union and the company is small and there are no people who I could really take along with me, could I ask in these circumstances that my brother come along instead Justin says: You only have a legal right to be accompanied at a disciplinary hearing by a work colleague or a Trade Union representative.
A physician has no legal right to treat a competent patient without his or her informed consent.
The Supreme Court later tossed out that ruling, declaring that the man who brought the challenge, California atheist Michael Newdow, did not have a legal right to bring the case.
State-run child protection service (CPS) agencies wield tremendous power: They can intervene in a family's life on a number of levels, and they have the legal right to remove children from their home and place them in state's custody.
The music industry probably does have the legal right to experiment with copy protection schemes.
O'Neill, who will be sending horses from his new base at Jackdaws Castle to the Cheltenham Festival for the first time, includes Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup hope Legal Right and top contenders Keen Leader and Rhinestone Cowboy in that assessment.

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