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English noun: states' rights

1. states' rights (cognition) a doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states


Broader (hypernym)doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought


Narrower (hyponym)nullification

2. states' rights (attribute) the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution


Broader (hypernym)right


Domain usageplural, plural form









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