Meaning of droit in English:


Pronunciation /dr??t/

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historical Law
  • A right or due.

    • ‘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.’
    entitlement, prerogative, privilege, advantage, due, birthright, liberty, authority, authorization, power, licence, permission, dispensation, leave, consent, warrant, charter, franchise, sanction, exemption, immunity, indemnity


Late Middle English from Old French, based on Latin directus ‘straight, right, direct’.