might is right


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might is right

Having the most strength is what gives a person, group, or government the ability to dictate or control things. Ever since the military assumed power, the leaders of the country have held a "might is right" mentality. In the playground, as remains true in many aspects of life, might is right.
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might is right

those who are powerful can do what they wish unchallenged, even if their action is in fact unjustified.
This was an observation made by both Greek and Latin writers and it was known in this form in English as far back as the early 14th century.
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ˌmight is ˈright

(saying) having the power to do something gives you the right to do it: Their foreign policy is based on the principle that ‘might is right’.
Might is great strength or power.
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