within rights

*within one's rights

acting legally in one's own interest. (*Typically: be ~; act ~.) I know I am within my rights when I make this request. You are not within your rights!
See also: right, within
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Would the Germans have been within rights to shoot him had they captured him?
This is not the dream vehicle Armn -- or anyone -- would want for a Bollywood foray (in Armn's case, though, you would be perfectly within rights to wonder if the boy is ready for a launch at all).
Tuesday was the last date for Tiwari to voluntarily give his blood sample failing which the officials would have been within rights to force him.
It is within rights of the opposing counsel in discovery to gather these records, unless you can convince a judge that the records are no longer accessible, it would be a major burden, they are not needed, or the records are confidential information with regards to other projects.
Nestle Waters recently received a favorable ruling from the Michigan Court of Appeals, which said the company's Michigan water bottling operation was within rights to use water, similar to all other water users across the state.
But it was within rights of knowing what I do and what my voice brings.