rechten

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Etymology[edit]

Germanic, from recht ((what is) right, justice, law), cognate with German Recht, also from the adjective recht (right, straight).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rechten (past singular rechtte, past participle gerecht)

  1. To seek justice, notably:
    1. To sue judicially
    2. To contend by argument etc.
  2. To straighten
  3. To erect, raise

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of rechten (weak)
infinitive rechten
past singular rechtte
past participle gerecht
infinitive rechten
gerund rechten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular recht rechtte
2nd person sing. (jij) recht rechtte
2nd person sing. (u) recht rechtte
2nd person sing. (gij) recht rechtte
3rd person singular recht rechtte
plural rechten rechtten
subjunctive sing.1 rechte rechtte
subjunctive plur.1 rechten rechtten
imperative sing. recht
imperative plur.1 recht
participles rechtend gerecht
1) Archaic.

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See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

rechten

  1. Plural form of recht
  2. (academic subject, colloquial) law
    De uitdrukking ‘rechten’ stamt uit het universitair onderwijs in de middeleeuwen toen men aan de juridische faculteiten zowel wereldlijk (vooral Romeins) recht als het canoniek recht kon studeren.[1]
    The appellation ‘laws’ derives from the university-level education in the middle ages, when at the law colleges one could study secular (mainly Roman) law as well as canon law.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʀɛçtn̩/, /ˈʀɛçtən/

Verb[edit]

rechten

  1. First-person plural preterite of rechen.
  2. Third-person plural preterite of rechen.
  3. First-person plural subjunctive II of rechen.
  4. Third-person plural subjunctive II of rechen.

Adjective[edit]

rechten

  1. inflected form of recht