property right

noun

Definition of property right

: a legal right or interest in or against specific property

Examples of property right in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dear Lizzy, The neighbors have a strip of property right next to our front yard that is maybe 2 feet wide. oregonlive, 17 May 2022 The property right next to the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park was hotly contested, drawing a total of 15 bids. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 Within the agreement, the MSCA approved the transfer of a property right, which allows Enbridge to construct the new tunnel in bedrock beneath the Straits of Mackinac. James Conca, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 Courts have deemed that irrigators have a usufructuary right — a type of property right that allows use of something in the public domain — to the top six feet of water in the lake. Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2021 What are some of the elements that make a property right for Smarter? Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 26 May 2021 In the Cedar Point case, the union can only enter their property right before and right after working hours and during lunch break, and only during certain times of the year. Evan Gerstmann, Forbes, 21 Mar. 2021 Boston Harbor Hotel is a five-star property right on the water with 232 rooms and suites. Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2021 Depending on your state’s regulations and season lengths, there’s a fantastic opportunity to hunt multiple species on the same piece of property right now. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 12 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of property right

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Property right.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/property%20right. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for property right

property right

noun

Legal Definition of property right

1 : a right or interest in or involving property (as real property) a conflict between environmental regulations and property rights
2 : property interest at interest 3b

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