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in politics, the more conservative groups in the political spectrum, in contrast to the radical leftleft,
in politics, the more radically progressive wing in any legislative body or party. The designation apparently originated in the French National Assembly of 1789, where the radicals were seated to the left of the presiding officer.
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 and the liberal centercenter,
in politics, a party following a middle course. The term was first used in France in 1789, when the moderates of the National Assembly sat in the center of the hall. It can refer to a separate party in a political system, e.g.
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. The designation stems from the seating of the nobility on the right side of the presiding officer in the French National Assembly of 1789. In some European legislative assemblies conservative members are still seated in that position.

What does it mean when you dream about being on the right?

In addition to its directional meaning, being on the right can also mean being correct (e.g., to be on the right side of a situation). Being at the right hand of God also says one is in the righteous place of good instead of evil. The right in a dream can also mean to stand up for one’s “rights” or “to right” (rectify) a wrong.


1. of, designating, supporting, belonging to, or relating to the political or intellectual right (see sense 39)
2. conservative or reactionary
3. Geometry
a. formed by or containing a line or plane perpendicular to another line or plane
b. having the axis perpendicular to the base
c. straight
4. the supporters or advocates of social, political, or economic conservatism or reaction, based generally on a belief that things are better left unchanged (opposed to radical or left)
5. Boxing
a. a punch with the right hand
b. the right hand


The right side of the brain is associated with fluid intelligence, nonverbal reasoning, and creativity. In your dream you may be concerned with direction or being right. Either way right usually has positive connotations. You may be sending messages to yourself that you are on a right path or doing the right thing.
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President Napolitano said international law must be respected and that Macedonia is rightfully preserving its position regarding the principles that need to be observed fully by any country," Ivanov added.
Mervyn Kohler, of Help the Aged, said: "Older people who are feeling the pinch should make sure they're doing all they can to get the benefits that are rightfully theirs.
So this Christmas, Prime Minister, do the right thing pay the ASW workers the pensions they so rightfully deserve.
And now they're rightfully coming together in a national chorus of condemnation over your little lovefest with Dybul and his family.
I think that Sciame rightfully pointed out that, given the activity that is going on at the site that the Port Authority is engaged in, there should be cost savings that result from having the Port Authority oversee all the construction," Port Authority chairman Anthony Coscia said.
The producing nations (mainly Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia) were fearful, and rightfully so, that the low prices would force rubber growers to switch to more lucrative crops.
If Clinton had been at that time rightfully impeached and removed from office for these atrocious unconstitutional actions, instead of charged for the ridiculous Lewinsky affair, perhaps we wouldn't now be saddled with this war in Iraq, designed to impose democracy at the point of a gun.
The undercover work is handled quite nicely although the romance between the pair is rightfully kept on the backburner (lovemaking and atheism are not common in foxholes).
Iraqi workers feared privatization would worsen unemployment, seeing that overseas subcontractors were already importing cheap skilled foreign workers for jobs that Iraqis believed were rightfully theirs.
When a mysterious box washes up on the beach and a white-haired stranger comes to the village in search of the box, Mouse is wary, and rightfully so.
They rightfully point out that the so-called "study" doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
The notion of Prince Charming is fairy-tale fodder to Lisa Martin, a rightfully bitter 29-year-old on the brink of divorce from a real Jekyll and Hyde.