droict

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Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Latin directus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *reg-, whence also English right.

Noun[edit]

droict m (plural droicts or droictz)

  1. right (entitlement)

Adjective[edit]

droict m ‎(feminine singular droicte, masculine plural droicts, feminine plural droictes)

  1. right; just; moral
  2. right (on the right-hand side)
  3. right; correct; real; genuine
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 37:
      le chevalier les assist en droit ordre
      the knight put them in the right order
  4. straight; direct (of a route, etc.)

Adverb[edit]

droict

  1. right (directly at, directly towards)
    • 1552, François Rabelais, Le Tiers Livre:
      C'est (respondit Carpalim) droict visé a ma visiere.
      It's (Carpalim replied) aimed right at my visor

Descendants[edit]