human rights

plural noun

Definition of human rights

  1. :  rights (such as freedom from unlawful imprisonment, torture, and execution) regarded as belonging fundamentally to all persons

First Known Use of human rights

1629


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human rights

noun plural

Legal Definition of human rights

  1. :  rights (as freedom from unlawful imprisonment, torture, and execution) regarded as belonging fundamentally to all people



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