Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers

Section IV.—Moral Affections

1°. Moral Obligation
  1. Right (Substantives), what ought to be, what should be, to prepon.
  2. Justice, equity, equitableness, fitness, fairness, fair play, impartiality, reasonableness, propriety.

    Astrèa, Nemesis, Aristides.

    (Phrases). The scales of justice; even-handed justice; suum cuique; a clear stage and no favour; a fair field and no favour; lex talionis; "Fiat justitia, ruat cœlum."

    Morality, morals, ethics, etc., see Duty 926.

    (Verbs). To be right, just, etc.

    (Phrases). To do justice to; to see justice done; to hold the scales even; to see fair play; to see one righted; to serve one right; to put the saddle on the right; horse; to give everyone his due; to give the devil his due; to give and take; audire alteram partem.

    To deserve, merit; to be worthy of, to be entitled to, see 924.

    (Adjectives). Right, just, equitable, fair, equal, even-handed, impartial, judicial, legitimate, justifiable, rightful, fit, proper, becoming, decorous, etc., see Duty 926.

    Deserved, merited, condign, entitled, to 924.

    (Adverbs). Rightly, in justice, in equity, fairly, etc., in reason, without distinction.

    (Phrases). En règle; selon les règles; de jure.

  3. Wrong (Substantives), what ought not to be, what should not be.
  4. Injustice, unfairness, inequity, foul play, partiality, favour, favouritism, party spirit, undueness 925, unreasonableness, unlawfulness 964, encroachment, imposition, etc.

    (Verbs). To be wrong, unjust, etc.; to favour, lean towards; to encroach, impose upon, etc.

    (Adjectives). Wrong, unjust, unfair, undue, inequitable, unequal, partial, invidious, onesided, improper, unreasonable, unfit, immoral, see 945.

    Unjustified, unjustifiable, unwarranted, unauthorised, unallowable, unwarrantable.

    (Phrases). In the wrong; in the wrong box.

    (Adverbs). Wrongly, unjustly, etc.

  5. Dueness (Substantives), due.
  6. Right, privilege, prerogative, title, claim, qualification, pretension, birthright, prescription, immunity, licence, liberty, franchise, enfranchisement, vested interest.

    Sanction, authority, warranty, tenure, bond, security, lien, constitution, charter, warrant 760, patent, letters patent, copyright, imprimatur.

    A claimant, appellant, plaintiff.

    Women's rights, feminism; feminist, suffragist, suffragette.

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