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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old French droit (spelled dreit in Early Old French), inherited from Vulgar Latin *drēctus, syncopated form of Latin dīrectus. Doublet of direct. In Middle French, it was for a time spelled droict to reflect the original Latin etymology.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dʁwɑ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

droit m (plural droits)

  1. right (entitlement)
    J'ai le droit de dormir.
    I have the right to sleep.
  2. law (study of law)
    Il est étudiant en droit.
    He is a law student.
  3. (geometry) right angle
    Un angle de trois droits.
    An angle of 270 degrees.

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AdjectiveEdit

droit (feminine singular droite, masculine plural droits, feminine plural droites)

  1. right (on the right-hand side)
    Donne-moi ta main droite.
    Give me your right hand.
  2. straight (not bent or crooked)
    Une rue droite.
    A straight road.
  3. (geometry) right (of an angle)

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AdverbEdit

droit

  1. straight, straight on
  2. upright, straight, not bent or crooked
    Tenez votre tête droit
    Keep your head straight

SynonymsEdit

  • (upright, straight): juste

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Middle FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

droit m (feminine singular droitte, masculine plural droits, feminine plural droittes)

  1. Alternative form of droict

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Vulgar Latin *drectus, syncopated form of Latin dīrectus.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Early Old French) IPA(key): /dreit/
  • (Old French) IPA(key): /droit/
  • (Late Old French) IPA(key): /dro̯e(t)/

NounEdit

droit m (oblique plural droiz or droitz, nominative singular droiz or droitz, nominative plural droit)

  1. justice, right (that which is just)

AdjectiveEdit

droit m (oblique and nominative feminine singular droite)

  1. right; correct; justified
  2. right (on the right-hand side)

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AdverbEdit

droit

  1. rightly; justly
  2. directly

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