right to

*(a) right to something

 and *(the) right to something
a privilege or license to have something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I have the right to have the kind of house I want. You have a right to any house you can afford.
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1 to a broker in February 2014 for the right to receive a variable number of our subordinate voting shares upon such PSR's completion.
That last prohibition is the basis for the "you have the right to remain silent" part of the "Miranda warning" that police recite to suspects after their arrest.
Religious Right groups support the so-called "right" of pharmacists to refuse to dispense birth control and other medications, and they even seek the right to determine how we will die.
On the other hand, the notion of the right to health has been quite extensively discussed in public health and medical circles over the years.
Furthermore, "Clearly among these must be placed the right to pursue lawful employment in a lawful manner, without other restraints than such as equally affects all persons.
Also, Pennsylvania's Declaration of Rights of September 1776, which reflects the language of the other colonies' Declarations of Rights, makes clear that individuals have the right to keep arms: "'That people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the state; and as standing armies .
After outlining his secular approach to rights, Dershowitz then applies his theory to real-life issues involving disputes over rights applications: the right to life, church-state separation, animal rights, and others.
For example, my right to fair treatment is nothing other than your duty not to be partial.
Three decades ago, young stars of constitutional law like Larry Tribe were advocating a constitutional right to welfare.
The right to life, liberty, and security of person; the right to freedom of thought, speech, and communication of information and ideas; freedom of assembly and religion; the right to government through free elections; the right to free movement within the state and free exit from it; the right to asylum in another state; the right to nationality; freedom from arbitrary arrest and interference with the privacy of home and family; and the prohibition of slavery and torture.
Supreme Court has recognized two constitutional sources of the right to counsel during interrogation.
There rights include freedom from torture or other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment; from prolonged detention without charges; from disappearance or clandestine detention; and from other flagrant violations of the right to life, liberty, and the security of the person.
Hatch and his pro-business colleagues regarded the arrest of Chinese dissidents as a mere public relations problem, and said the President was right to go to China, but ought not to stand in Tiananmen Square.
The recent editorial in this newspaper also attacked me for advocating that undocumented immigrants be accorded the right to vote in neighborhood council elections.
has the right to ban a 12-year-old with HIV from classes with other children.