playright

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play +‎ right

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playright (plural playrights)

  1. (law, dated) The exclusive right to perform a dramatic work
    • 1912, Richard Rogers Bowker, Copyright, Its History and Its Uses[1], page 162:
      Copyright in the specific sense is, however, of less importance to the dramatic author than playright or performing right []
  2. Misspelling of playwright.