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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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1 of the TRIPS Agreement only provides for a negative right to prevent all third parties from using signs in certain circumstances'.
We all, of course, have the negative right to do this--the right to take any measures we can to achieve a result that is better for ourselves, so long as they are not at the expense of others.
References to such line-drawing have arisen in the context of abortion as a negative right.
Thus, in addition to prescribing individual rights that may not be infringed by state actors--the conventional negative rights guarantees--the constitutions of Germany, South Africa and the European Union (3) also instruct the state to secure individuals against deprivations of their constitutional interests by "third parties.
3) These decisions reflect the Court's broader understanding of the United States Constitution as a guarantor of negative rights but devoid of assurance of positive rights.
A clear disadvantage with this approach, however, is that it fails argumentatively with those who take negative rights to be fundamental and who derive all other rights from those fundamental negative rights.
Not suffering from discrimination by government officials is a protective or negative right.
It would be strange if specific rights were protected, but not the more general negative right to life and health on which their exercise depends.
Wade, (65) the United States Supreme Court created a negative right to abortion, a right of the individual seeking abortion to be from governmental interference.
Will Labour keep accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative right the way up to May?
But I don't want to say too much because I am too negative right now.
That sums it up and I don't want to say too much, because I am too negative right now,' he commented.