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Droit
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Etymology

Inherited from Old French droit (spelled dreit in Early Old French), inherited from Vulgar Latin *dr?ctus, syncopated form of Latin d?rectus. Doublet of direct. In Middle French, it was for a time spelled droict to reflect the original Latin etymology.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d?w?/
  • (file)

Noun

droit m (plural droits)

  1. right (entitlement)
    J'ai le droit de dormir. - I have the right to sleep.
    Antonym: interdiction
  2. law (study of law)
    Il est étudiant en droit. - He is a law student.
    Antonym: non-droit
  3. (geometry) right angle
    Un angle de trois droits. - An angle of 270 degrees.

Derived terms

Adjective

droit (feminine singular droite, masculine plural droits, feminine plural droites)

  1. right (on the right-hand side)
    Donne-moi ta main droite. - Give me your right hand.
    Antonym: gauche
  2. straight (not bent or crooked)
    Une rue droite. - A straight road.
    Antonyms: courbé, tordu
  3. (geometry) right (of an angle)

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Adverb

droit

  1. straight, straight on
  2. upright, straight, not bent or crooked
    Tenez votre tête droit. - Keep your head straight.
    Synonym: juste

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Further reading


Middle French

Adjective

droit m (feminine singular droitte, masculine plural droits, feminine plural droittes)

  1. Alternative form of droict

Old French

Alternative forms

Etymology

Inherited from Vulgar Latin *drectus, syncopated form of Latin d?rectus.

Pronunciation

  • (Early Old French) IPA(key): /dreit/
  • (Old French) IPA(key): /droit/
  • (Late Old French) IPA(key): /dro?e(t)/

Noun

droit m (oblique plural droiz or droitz, nominative singular droiz or droitz, nominative plural droit)

  1. justice, right (that which is just)

Adjective

droit m (oblique and nominative feminine singular droite)

  1. right; correct; justified
  2. right (on the right-hand side)

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle French: droict, droit
    • French: droit
  • Angevin: drait
  • Bourbonnais-Berrichon: droét
  • Norman: dreit
  • Gallo: drait
  • Picard: droét
  • Poitevin-Saintongeais: dret
  • Walloon: droet

Adverb

droit

  1. rightly; justly
  2. directly

Quotations

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