Dictionary Source

These definitions come from the Funk & Wagnal Dictionary 1895 Edition.


  1. That which is right;
    that which conforms to moral law;
    that which accords with truth, propriety, justice, or the will of God;
    moral rightness;
    apposed to wrong;
    as, right must prevail.
  2. In ethics right comprehends
    1. Theoretically, the ultimate idea of right as distinguished from utility and the like and enforced as a principle of obligation;
    2. Scholastically, the two aspects of
      1. material right, or conformity to God's positive law, or exterior observance of divine precepts, and
      2. formal right, or the disposition to conform to that law.