One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A right or due.
entitlement, prerogative, privilege, advantage, due, birthright, liberty, authority, authorization, power, licence, permission, dispensation, leave, consent, warrant, charter, franchise, sanction, exemption, immunity, indemnityView synonyms
- ‘But the paradox that I'd like to submit for discussion is the following: it is this deconstructible structure of law, or if you prefer of justice as droit, that also insures the possibility of deconstruction.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin directus ‘straight, right, direct’.
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