right of action

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n right of action the legal right to sue
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Right of action a right which will sustain a civil action
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Usage

In literature:

John Wittleworth, in his right mind, was an able man, and his reappearance explained the decided action of the family.
"Make or Break" by Oliver Optic
Here the ideas of personal liberty, of individual rights, of freedom in thought and action, had a wonderful expansion.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
We soon came into action, some of our fellows on the right flank getting it particularly hot.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
The remainder of column will form up concealed to right rear of artillery in action.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
There is implicit in custom a conception and a rule of action, which is regarded as right and proper in the circumstances.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
While it is auxiliary to the National Association, it reserves to itself the right of independent action.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
She held the bread on the palm of her left hand; her right hand was ready for action when necessary.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
A week of comparative inaction was followed by an action on the British right, which became known as the battle of the Gully Ravine.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
The cause of the cowpuncher's action was a solitary horseman standing right ahead of them gazing out at the bluff.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
This official action committed all the Yearly Meetings of this branch of Friends to the endorsement of political rights for women.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
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In poetry:

Thy precepts often I survey;
I keep thy law in sight,
Through all the business of the day,
To form my actions right.
"Psalm 119 part 6" by Isaac Watts

In news:

A day after accusing Republican Senate candidate Bob Schaffer of lying, the president of American Right to Life's action committee backed off that statement, but not before Schaffer's Democratic opponent took up the charge.
Miami (Ohio)'s Will Felder, right, tries to get a rebound away from Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, left, and Peyton Siva during first-half action of their NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov 18, 2012, in Louisville.
Les Little, 59, of Detroit, waves a flag as protesters with the National Action Committee march in Detroit Monday against right-to-work legislation.
Pilot's Bill of Rights Action in US Senate.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Gershon Koffie, right, fights for control of the ball with Seattle Sounders FC Brad Evans during first-half MLS soccer action at B.C.
Ahead of AFM, Raven Banner Entertainment has picked up the worldwide rights to the action/horror film from director Justin McConnell.
I mean, their actions are partially responsible for our determination of independence, right.
Jamel Herring of United States, right, in action with Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan during their Olympic bout.
Romney believes that the use of an accelerated bankruptcy process to save the industry was the right action.
San Antonio's Tony Parker (9) is fouled by Paul Millsap (24) of the Utah Jazz as Al Jefferson, right, defends during NBA action at the AT&T Center on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012.
Below, Brandon Rea, right, of Jamestown escapes from Ripley's Lucas Peter in 138-pound action.
This game of bandits might be right at home on the silver screen in a scene from a cowboy classic, but the action will come to life this month on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway .
Houston Aeros goalie Matt Hackett steers a shot from the Rockford Ice Hogs' Brandon Saad's clear of the goal with help from teammate Brian Connelly, right, Sunday first-period action at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul.
Global day of action for education-rights schoolgirl Malala.
Bellaire used the big right leg of Dalton Conroy to slip past Harrison Central, 29-28, Friday night at a jam-packed Wagner Field in Buckeye 8 action.
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In science:

The moduli space of polynomials f : C2 → C with the above regular splice diagram, modulo left-right equivalence (that is, the action of polynomial automorphisms of both domain C2 and range C), has dimension r + k − 2 with k determined in the previous Lemma.
Rational polynomials of simple type
We will consider AB as a left module under the action of A by multiplication, and a right module under the action of B.
q-convolution and its q-Fourier transform
This defines a right action of Sn on the set of all λ-tableaux.
The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras
There is a commuting action on the right by another copy (GR ) of G.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
R(y) (y ∈ U (g)) is the left invariant differential operator induced by the right action of G on itself.
The b-functions for prehomogeneous vector spaces of commutative parabolic type and generalized universal Verma modules
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