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Droit

Droit \Droit\ (droit), n. [F. See Direct.] A right; law in its aspect of the foundation of rights; also, in old law, the writ of right. -- Abbott.

Droit d'aubaine. See under Aubaine.

Droits of the Admiralty (Eng. Law), rights or perquisites of the Admiralty, arising from seizure of an enemy's ships in port on the breaking out of war, or those coming into port in ignorance of hostilities existing, or from such ships as are taken by noncommissioned captors; also, the proceeds of wrecks, and derelict property at sea. The droits of admiralty are now paid into the Exchequer for the public benefit.

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Droit

A droit ( French for right or Law) is a legal title, claim or due.

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Usage examples of "droit".

Elles ont bien le droit, les autres, de juger celle pour qui on les laisse!

On le remet dans le droit chemin, mais toujours il juge de plus belle.

Si ton oncle avait des devoirs envers nous, envers moi, envers toi, je me considere comme en ayant envers le capitaine qui a certainement des droits a la fortune dont nous heritons.

La repartition plus egale des biens et des droits dans ce monde est le plus grand objet que doivent se proposer ceux qui menent les affaires humaines.

Apres un bonjour echange, il se remit en marche, et, au lieu de continuer la grande route, prit le vieux chemin qui montait droit a la colline.

Houssu, si le prince Savine ne poursuit pas un mariage, je suis ton homme, car tu as des droits a faire valoir.

I remember how I, invariably so taciturn, suddenly fastened upon Zverkov, when one day talking at a leisure moment with his schoolfellows of his future relations with the fair sex, and growing as sportive as a puppy in the sun, he all at once declared that he would not leave a single village girl on his estate unnoticed, that that was his DROIT DE SEIGNEUR, and that if the peasants dared to protest he would have them all flogged and double the tax on them, the bearded rascals.

Thunes, tourne ton pied droit autour de ta jambe gauche et dresse-toi sur la pointe du pied gauche.

A number of works, by Ory, Luro, Laudes, and Sylvestre, on the village community in Annam, proving that it has had there the same forms as in Germany or Russia, is mentioned in a review of these works by Jobbe-Duval, in Nouvelle Revue historique de droit francais et etranger, October and December, 1896.

Apres un bonjour echange, il se remit en marche, et, au lieu de continuer la grande route, prit le vieux chemin qui montait droit a la colline.

Sir Nigel Loring de Christchurch, de son tres fidele ami Sir Claude Latour, capitaine de la Compagnie blanche, chatelain de Biscar, grand seigneur de Montchateau, vavaseur de le renomme Gaston, Comte de Foix, tenant les droits de la haute justice, de la milieu, et de la basse.

In 1797, appeared the last book published during Casanova's lifetime, a small work entitled: 'A Leonard Snetlage, docteur en droit de l'Universite de Goettingue, Jacques Casanova, docteur en droit de l'Universite de Padoue'.

These gaolers--owning right of search, entry into cells at all hours, and other droits of seigneury--were responsible only to the Commandant, who was responsible only to the Governor, that is to say, to nobody but God and his own conscience.

I wanted to get up feeling brisk and go out and break some lances, Then pick a likely wench for my droit du seigneur--I wanted to stand up to the Baron and dare him to touch my wench!

I wanted to get up feeling brisk and go out and break some lances, Then pick a likely wench for my droit du seigneur—.