as of right
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- (law) as if (a claimant) has a right, though he/she in fact does not.
- To acquire a right of way by long use, a claimant must show use as of right, peaceably, openly and without permission
- (law) by means of a legal entitlement, rather than through extenuating circumstances.
- He may appeal the ruling as of right.