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Into correct or proper position, arrangement, condition, or order. (Especially in the phrase "put/set (something) to rights.") I must make sure I put the house to rights before my parents come home this evening. Since being diagnosed with terminal cancer, I've begun setting my will and financial affairs to rights.
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to rights

In a satisfactory or orderly condition: set the place to rights.
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There is nothing idealistic about Dershowitz's approach to rights.
Reichert employs a foundational conception and a deductive approach to rights where one frames the laws or defines the conventions (for example, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), then derives what rights a person has from these and seeks to apply them without question.
When judges look at the principles of why humans have basic rights, I think they'll see that at least some nonhuman animals are entitled to rights for the same reason," Wise said in an interview.
101 It is highly significant that Donnelly uses the term human rights as rights or claims against societies, and yet within the Western discourse I think that we would refer to rights against the state rather than against society.
As of November 30, 2001, there were 4,656,983 shares of Common Stock outstanding and 308,760 shares reserved for issuance pursuant to rights under the Company's stock option plans.
The statements in this press release regarding the distribution of dividends and operation of the Shareholder Rights Plan are forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties including the risk that future action or inaction by JMAR's Board with respect to the Shareholder Rights Plan or future decisions related to Rights redemption or amendment of the terms of the Rights could become the subject of litigation and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the company's reports filed with the SEC.