from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A legal right.
- n. Something to which one has legal right.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A right; law in its aspect of the foundation of rights; also, in old law, the writ of right.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In old law, right, especially a right in land: right of ownership.
- n. In finance, duty; custom.
- n. Right of stoppage in transitu.
And I'm sorry, American Legal System, but I believe in droit d'auteur.
This characterization is indubitably incisive, but it fails to take account of the fact that the expression droit divin des rois (divine right of kings) is, as Jean Mesnard has demonstrated, nowhere to be found in Bossuet's work.
Dozens of countries already have a version of a resale royalties law, generally referred to by the French phrase droit de suite.
In Europe, the laws are typically referred to as droit de suite , a French phrase for artist's rights.
Many scholars claim that there was no such law, called droit de seigneur or jus primae noctis, passed at any time in the Middle Ages.
You know, the French have something called droit morale, where you can't buy a book as if it were a sack of sugar, and take possession of it.
Ayant une de c charmante bebete au coin droit de la levre inferieure je passe ma vie a le manger manger manger croker devisser lecher manger rouler ... avaler aussi ca m'est arrivé une seule et unique fois!
The royal attempt at extending to all the provinces of France the so-called droit de regale found in Pavillon a sturdy opponent.
The legislation, which would apply only to the resale of work, models itself on laws - more commonly known as droit de suite - already on the books in dozens of countries.
Near the Gue-droit, which is a valley leading to the Indre across the moors, our good vicar perceived a high toby.