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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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