Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 922. Right.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
1. Moral Obligations
922. Right.
NOUN:RIGHT; what ought to be, what should be; what is fit &c. adj.; fitness &c. adj.; summum jus [L.].
  JUSTICE, equity; equitableness &c. adj.; propriety; fair play, square deal [colloq.], impartiality, measure for measure, give and take, lex talionis [L.].
  scales of justice, evenhanded justice, karma; suum cuique [L.]; clear stage -, fair field- and no favor; retributive justice, nemesis.
  Astræa, Nemesis, Themis, Rhadamanthus.
  morals (duty) [See Duty]; law [See Legality]; honor (probity) [See Probity]; virtue [See Virtue].
VERB:BE RIGHT &c. adj.; stand to reason.
  see justice done, see one righted, see fair play; do justice to; recompense (reward) [See Reward]; hold the scales even, give and take; serve one right, put the saddle on the right horse; give every one his due, give the devil his due; audire alteram partem [L.].
  DESERVE &c. (be entitled to) [See Dueness].
ADJECTIVE:RIGHT, good; just, reasonable; fit [See Dueness]; equal, equable, equitable; evenhanded, fair, square, fair and square.
  LEGITIMATE, justifiable, rightful; as it should be, as it ought to be; lawful (permitted) [See Permission], (legal) [See Legality].
  DESERVED [See Dueness].
ADVERB:RIGHTLY &c. adj.; à -, au- bon droit [F.], in justice, in equity, in reason.
  without -distinction of, - regard to, - respect to- persons; upon even terms.
  1. Dieu et mon droit.
  2. In equal scale weighing delight and dole.—Hamlet
  3. Justitia cuum cuique distribuit.—Cicero
  4. Justitiæ soror incorrupta fides.
  5. Justitia virtutem regina.
  6. Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just.—II Henry VI
  7. Sir, I would rather be right than be president.—Henry Clay
  8. Heaven itself has ordained the right.—Washington
  9. Righteousness is at the bottom of all things.—Phillips Brooks



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