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something that is due to someone by law or by tradition.
right to fair treatment the fair selection and treatment of subjects during the course of a research study. Principles governing fairness include informed voluntary decision by the subjects to participate and selection according to criteria directly related to the study rather than according to artificial social or cultural biases.
negative right a right to refuse care or not to be interfered with; it obligates another to refrain from doing something. One example is the right to refuse treatment, which is grounded in the principle of respect for autonomy. This is mentioned in the “Patient's Bill of Rights;” see patient's rights.
patient's r's see patient's rights.
positive right a right to be provided with a good or service such as health care, usually grounded in the principle of justice. It is philosophically more difficult to justify than a negative right because it obligates another to do something.

congenital heart disease

A congenital malformation–eg, coarctation of aorta, VSD, ASD, tetraology of Fallot–of the heart or great blood vessels, which may or may not have clinical consequences. See Baby Faye heart, Shunt.
Congenital heart disease
Rightleft shunt Cyanotic shunt Tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great vessels, trucus arteriosus, tricuspid valve atresia
Leftright shunt Acyanotic shunt Patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, aortic coarctation (NEJM 2000; 342:256rv)


(rit) [AS. riht],

R; rt

1. Pert. to the dextral side of the body (the side away from the heart), which in most persons is the stronger or preferred. Synonym: dexter
2. Legal authority to supervise and control one's own actions or the actions of others.
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6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven?
No one is nice enough, darling enough, cute enough, or will ever have enough civil righteousness to justify themselves before God.
In short, he taught them how to lead a life of dharma (righteousness).
He praised HRH Premier's directives to create an environment in which social work flourishes so as to help the individuals to become effective members to contribute positively to building the nation, affirming that the "Loyalty to Dedicated People" Award aims to honour those are dedicated in serving their communities and are role models of righteousness to parents so as to motivate civil society institutions and individuals to exert more efforts to achieve the best for such a beloved social category.
If the law in its political use is obeyed, then an "external," "civic" righteousness is achieved, to which Luther assigned the highest value....
In addition, the first four episodes of the Wrath & Righteousness series have been specially priced at $2.99 for the week.
The word Taqwa is also used synonymously with the word al-Birr, meaning righteousness. Consider, for instance, the Qur'anic verse: 'It is not righteousness (al-birr) that ye turn your faces towards east or west; but it is righteousness - to believe in God and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfill the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic.
If Joan is correct in her assertion that "religion is how to live in righteousness", does she believe that the members of atheistic groups throughout the West Midlands lie and cheat and steal with abandon?
Also in a separate meeting on the sidelines of the 2007 UN General Assembly meeting, Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani told Ahmadinejad that the whole world endorses the righteousness of his address to the US Columbia University.
The fate of justice and righteousness during David's reign; rereading the court history and its ethics according to 2 Samuel 8:15-20:26.
The English word derives from the Latin, justitia, which means the quality of being just, righteousness, equitableness.
This mentality is characterized by its emphasis on monopolizing all values, claiming knowledge and wisdom, and adhering to righteousness "like the ring adheres to a finger." Therefore, this mentality inevitably classifies the opponents as ignorant, negligent and unaware, putting them in the same category as the enemies, agents, and traitors.