Have a right to

Have a just or legal claim on something or on some action, as in The accused has a right to legal counsel. The related have the right to is often used with infinitives, as in You have the right to remain silent. [ Late 1300s ]
The antonym, dating from the mid-1600s, is have no right to, as in He has no right to push you aside. Also see: in the right


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