Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Destitute of rights; without right.
- adj. Lacking right(s)
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Destitute of right.
- right + -less (Wiktionary)
“We have a responsibility and at some point you just have to stand up for what is rightless than a minute ago via Twitter for AndroidDrew Brees drewbrees”
“As stateless persons, they wake up bearing the status of the most vulnerable -- the rightless.”
“She was now rightless, only a nameless animal, incapable of doing anything whatsoever to qualify or alter her status.”
“The calamity of the rightless," wrote Hannah Arendt, "is not that they are deprived of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, or of equality before the law and the freedom of opinion -- formulas which were designed to solve problem within given communities -- but they no longer belong to any community whatsoever.”
“People who join the National Front consider force a globally acceptable tool and consider some of us rightless untermenschen.”
“Scholarly accounts of "slave" (nhloko) marriage stress the exploited, oppressed, and rightless status of such women and their children, who were sought to enlarge the Gaza ruling class and to provide elite Nguni or acculturated "Tsonga" men with a means of accumulating wealth and attracting followers.”
“The nature of her own personal activism is based on the fact of reality that women in that world are virtually rightless beings at the mercy of a barbaric stone-age culture.”
“African communities that had submitted to the Boer yoke earlier were rightless helots from amongst whom the Boer farmers could impress labourers.”
“Our people too crossed the ocean of dispossession and displacement to become rightless labourers in the land of their birth.”
“And thus ranged against one another, in intensifying conflict, were the oppressor and the oppressed, the owners of the wealth of the country and the dispossessed, the rightless and the privileged.”
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