within (one's) rights

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within (one's) rights

Being allowed by the law to do something or behave a certain way. I'm sorry, sir, but he's within his rights to put these signs on his lawn, even if you find them offensive. They were well within their rights to deny entry to the man, who they claimed was intoxicated and unruly.
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*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!
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within your ˈrights

having the moral or legal right to do something: They were acting perfectly within their rights when they refused to let you into their house.
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And yet somehow the most matter-of-fact person could not help thinking of the hogs; they were so innocent, they came so very trustingly; and they were so very human in their protests--and so perfectly within their rights! They had done nothing to deserve it; and it was adding insult to injury, as the thing was done here, swinging them up in this cold-blooded, impersonal way, without a pretense of apology, without the homage of a tear.
The store claimed they were within their rights to do this.
CIATION WITH YES, Halifax are within their rights and this would also apply to credit cards from every other major UK bank (percentage charges may vary).
Judges have ruled that employers are within their rights to read messages sent at work Mariusz Blach
Boss Lennon (above) said: "They would be within their rights to do that.
If Newcastle have adhered to their contractual obligations with the club employee, then surely they are within their rights.
I had to explain to Gordon that ScS had done nothing wrong and were within their rights to keep the deposit because it was not them who had broken the contract.
How strictly they enforce this will vary, but they are perfectly within their rights to demand that householders cut back the offending plants.
EN ww ENGLAND players would be well within their rights to walk off the pitch if they are racially abused, the chairman of the Professional Footballers Association said yesterday.
ENGLAND football stars would be well within their rights to walk off the pitch if they are racially abused during Euro 2012, the chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association said yesterday.
What we must remember is it is well within their rights if they want to show the whole of the UK, and quite a lot of football fans around the globe, that they are dimwitted ...
FULHAM 1 Hughes (11) WEST HAM 3 Cole (37, 73), Piquionne (45+1) MARK HUGHES admitted Fulham's fans were within their rights to call for his head after the 3-1 home defeat to West Ham dragged the club into the Premier League drop zone.
Fulham .................................1 West Ham ............................3 MARK Hughes admitted Fulham's fans were within their rights to call for his head after yesterday's 3-1 home defeat to West Ham dragged the club into the Barclays Premier League drop zone.
But they have been rejected and Everton are fully within their rights to do that, we respect that.
It's not reasonable to expect Ford to cover work done outside the dealer network and they are within their rights to refuse to help.
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