women's rights
noun plural Date: 1632 woman's rights

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Women's rights — The term women s rights refers to the freedoms inherently possessed by women and girls of all ages, which may be institutionalized, ignored or suppressed by law, custom, and behavior in a particular society. These liberties are grouped together… …   Wikipedia

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  • women's rights — wom′en s (or woman s rights) n. pl. soc the rights claimed for women, equal to those of men, with respect to suffrage, property, employment, etc • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • women's rights — the rights claimed for women, equal to those of men, with respect to suffrage, property, the professional fields, etc. Also, woman s rights. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • women's rights — the rights claimed for women, equal to those of men, with respect to suffrage, property, the professional fields, etc. Also, woman s rights. [1830 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • women's rights — plural noun rights that promote a position of legal and social equality of women with men …   English new terms dictionary

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