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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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This right must refer to more than just "title and possession" if it is to have any real meaning.
What families teach their children as their rights and responsibilities as citizens in state societies needs to be studied in the context of the contradictory and complementary modes in which globalization has impacted cultural beliefs and practices in all states and transformed citizen subjects into complex global subjects, materially and concretely.
In examining the word "right" as it is used in the Constitution, the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) concluded that a right was something reserved to individuals.
Specifically, Dershowitz argues that the origin of rights can be explained empirically, that rights are created by societies to prevent the recurrence of wrongs.
The Christian Right is after all an evangelical social movement, and evangelizing is its first order of business.
On the other hand, he adds, declaring access to be a human right can be an important counterweight to the notion that public interests should be left to the free market.
Go to the right and click on "Bill of Rights in the News" to see how the Bill of Rights figures in current news and issues.
In the December, 2005 Labaye ruling, for example, they decreed that despite the ban on indecency in the Criminal Code, perverts have a right to engage in group sex in a public place as they see fit.
International studies, Sunstein reports, show that welfare rights do increase transfer payments, but constitutional rights to education seem to have negative effects, and the right to health services has at best a weak positive effect.
Freedom is not merely a Western concept reserved for a handful of states and people, but a universal right of mankind.