political rights

plural noun

Definition of political rights

: the rights that involve participation in the establishment or administration of a government and are usually held to entitle the adult citizen to exercise of the franchise, the holding of public office, and other political activities — compare civil rights

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“Political rights.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/political%20rights. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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