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15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English, from Anglo-French dreit, droit, from Medieval Latin directum, from Late Latin, neuter of directus just, from Latin, direct — more at dress
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droit du seigneur
17 Nov 2019
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“Droit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/droit. Accessed 12 December 2019.
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