within your rights

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 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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It is not within your rights to ask questions or to require any explanation as to anything which Lucille is required to do by us.
You are within your rights to demand replacements or return the goods for a full refund as they are unfit for purpose.
You are well within your rights to film whatever you like.
The short answer to your question is that by law, you are entirely within your rights to trim the offending trees, shrubs or whatever back to the centre-line of the boundary.
As a player, if you see that the officials aren't handling the situation then you are well within your rights to walk off the pitch in my opinion.
IT is quite within your rights to have a go at Man United but people like Steve Millward appear with monotonous regularity on your letters page having a go.
As a player, if you see the officials aren't handling the situation, then you are well within your rights to walk off the pitch, in my opinion.
WITH regard to Gemma Steele letter, "I've been Tango'd" (Mail, March 24), you are within your rights to report the vendor to the trading standards if they are charging more for a product than the flash price.
You can't complain about the button but you are within your rights to point out the other faults, such as the rip in the lining.
A YOU are within your rights to apply certain rules and have authority to prohibit the wearing of anything from ripped denim shorts to football strips.
If the defect is major, you are within your rights to send it back.