Meaning of rightless in English:



See right

‘The ‘right to humanitarian interference’ might be described as a sort of ‘return to sender’: the disused rights that had been sent to the rightless are sent back to the senders.’
  • ‘Such membership then permitted the dominant society to make the slaves ‘rightless.’ The slaves were also designated by masters as ignorant, backward, lazy, and untrustworthy, among many other negative characteristics.’
  • ‘The anti-government people strongly believe that the powers that be want to take their guns away and make them into rightless people.’