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Natural Right

natural right n

: a right considered to be conferred by natural law [James Madison…distinguished natural rights , such as life and liberty, from rights that are part of the compact between citizen and government "L. H. Tribe"]


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.