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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a writ ordering that land be restored to its rightful owner;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Right \Right\, n. [AS. right. See Right, a.] 1. That which is right or correct. Specifically: (a) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, -- the opposite of moral wrong. (b) A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact. [1913 Webster] Seldom your opinions err; Your eyes are always in the right. --Prior. [1913 Webster] (c) A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity. [1913 Webster] Long love to her has borne the faithful knight, And well deserved, had fortune done him right. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. That to which one has a just claim. Specifically: (a) That which one has a natural claim to exact. [1913 Webster] There are no rights whatever, without corresponding duties. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] (b) That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal. (c) That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a claim to possess or own; the interest or share which anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim; interest; ownership. [1913 Webster] Born free, he sought his right. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Hast thou not right to all created things? --Milton. [1913 Webster] Men have no right to what is not reasonable. --Burke. [1913 Webster] (d) Privilege or immunity granted by authority. [1913 Webster] 3. The right side; the side opposite to the left. [1913 Webster] Led her to the Souldan's right. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5. [1913 Webster] 5. The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc. [1913 Webster] At all right, at all points; in all respects. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Bill of rights, a list of rights; a paper containing a declaration of rights, or the declaration itself. See under Bill. By right, By rights, or By good rights, rightly; properly; correctly. [1913 Webster] He should himself use it by right. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I should have been a woman by right. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Divine right, or Divine right of kings, a name given to the patriarchal theory of government, especially to the doctrine that no misconduct and no dispossession can forfeit the right of a monarch or his heirs to the throne, and to the obedience of the people. To rights. (a) In a direct line; straight. [R.] --Woodward. (b) At once; directly. [Obs. or Colloq.] --Swift. To set to rights, To put to rights, to put in good order; to adjust; to regulate, as what is out of order. Writ of right (Law), a writ which lay to recover lands in fee simple, unjustly withheld from the true owner. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

writ of right n 1: a writ ordering that land be restored to its rightful owner
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

WRIT OF RIGHT, practice. The remedy appropriate to the case where a party claims the specific recovery of corporeal hereditaments in fee simple; founding his title on the right of property, or mere right, arising either from his own seisin, or the seisin of his ancestor or predecessor. F. N. B. 1 B 3 Bl. Com. 391. 2. At common law, a writ of right lies only against the tenant of the freehold demanded. 8 Cranch, 239. 3. This writ brings into controversy only the rights of the parties in the suit, and a defence that a third person has better title will not avail. Id.; 7 Wheat. 27; 3 Pet. 133. See 2 Wheat. 306; 4 Bing. N. S. 711; 3 Bing. N. S. 434; 4 Scott, R. 209; 6 Scott, R. 435; Id. 738; 1 Bing. N. S. 597; 5 Bing. N. S. 161; 6 Ad. & Ell. 103; 1 H. Bl. 1; 5 Taunt. R. 326; 1 Marsh. R. 68; 2 Bos. & P. 570; 1 N. R. 64; 4 Taunt. R. 572; 3 Bing. R. 167; 2 W. Bl. Rep. 1261; 1 B. & B. 17; 2 Car. & P. 187; Id. 271 Holt, R. 657; 8 Cranch, 229; 3 Fairf. 312; 7 Wend. 250; 3 Bibb, 57; 3 Rand. 568 2 J. J. Marsh. 104; 2 A. K. Marsh. 396; 1 Dana, 410; 2 Leigh, R. 1 4 Mass. 64; 17 Mass. 74.