God-given right

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God-given right

A special privilege or authority bestowed upon someone by a higher power. Many feel that the law prohibits something that is their God-given right.
See also: right
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I have got a right hump with the way some Newcastle fans think it is a God given right that because we have 52,000 supporters we should win a trophy.
The idea our own local media give the impression 'we want to monopolise, and have a God given right to do so' is ludicrous.
Not just on our local trunk roads but everywhere else, drivers who want to enter onto the main carriageway from a slip road must remember that there is no God given right to force their way into the traffic.
We don't have a God given right to win games like these.
Your correspondent Mark Hughes (Proud Of His Son) assumes we have the God given right to crash into other countries with our American allies whatever the international community expressed through the United Nations thinks.
That's what England should be doing although we don't have any God given right to do it.
I WORK in a busy public house and I have to say that some customers appear to think bar staff have eight pairs of hands and also feel they have a god given right to be served before anybody else, based on how loudly they can shout.