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EtymologyEdit

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

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PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛxtən

VerbEdit

rechten

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

InflectionEdit

Inflection of rechten (weak)
infinitive rechten
past singular rechtte
past participle gerecht
infinitive rechten
gerund rechten n
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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NounEdit

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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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʀɛçtn̩/, /ˈʀɛçtən/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German rehten, from Old High German rehton

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʁɛçtn̩/
  • Hyphenation: rech‧ten
  • (file)

VerbEdit

rechten (third-person singular simple present rechtet, past tense rechtete, past participle gerechtet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (formal) to argue
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

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.

Etymology 3Edit

AdjectiveEdit

rechten

  1. inflection of recht:
    1. strong genitive masculine/neuter singular
    2. weak/mixed genitive/dative all-gender singular
    3. strong/weak/mixed accusative masculine singular
    4. strong dative plural
    5. weak/mixed all-case plural