1. those things that one is morally or legally entitled to do or have
⇒ voting rights, ⇒ animal rights, ⇒ The reforms have created an environment where concern for fathers' rights has increasingly
taken precedence over concern for children's rights., ⇒ They don't know their rights., ⇒ You must stand up for your rights., ⇒ equal rights for women
2. the sole legal permission to publish or reproduce something in any form, such as a story or a book
⇒ Pinter and Mosley persuaded Spiegel to sell his rights to Joseph Losey., ⇒ An agent bought the rights to his life story., ⇒ He'd tried to buy the film rights to all of George Bernard Shaw's plays.
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