as of right

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

as of right

  1. (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
  2. (law) by means of a legal entitlement, rather than through extenuating circumstances.
    He may appeal the ruling as of right.

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