: a legal right

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French dreit, droit, from Medieval Latin directum, from Late Latin, neuter of directus just, from Latin, direct — more at dress

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of droit was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near droit

Cite this Entry

“Droit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/droit. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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