women's rights


women's rights
   the claim to or enjoyment of economic and social conditions historically exclusive to or awarded in priority to men
   As different from the normal rights of females as citizens:
    ... extensive literature on Women's Rights and the Feminist movement. (Bradbury, 1976)

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  • women's rights — The effort to secure equal rights for women and to remove gender discrimination from laws, institutions, and behavioral patterns. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. women s rights …   Law dictionary

  • women's rights — n. the rights, claimed by and for women, of equal privileges and opportunities with men: also woman s rights …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — 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] …   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

  • women's rights — noun plural Date: 1632 woman s rights …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • women's rights — privileges that women have …   English contemporary dictionary

  • women's rights —  Женские права …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов


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