right to (do) (something)

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right to (do) (something)

An established moral or legal permission, privilege, or due claim. You have a right to say whatever you want, but you don't have the right to have people respect or listen to what you say. I have a right to this land! It's been owned by my family for generations.
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*(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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*(a) right to do something

 and *(the) right to do something
the freedom to do something; the legal or moral permission or license to do something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; You don't have the right to enter my home without my permission. I have a right to grow anything I want on my farmland.
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