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At all right at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Right \Right\, n. [AS. right. See {Right}, a.]
1. That which is right or correct. Specifically:
(a) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to
lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt,
-- the opposite of moral wrong.
(b) A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood;
adherence to truth or fact.

Seldom your opinions err; Your eyes are always
in the right. --Prior.
(c) A just judgment or action; that which is true or
proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.

Long love to her has borne the faithful knight,
And well deserved, had fortune done him right.
--Dryden.

2. That to which one has a just claim. Specifically:
(a) That which one has a natural claim to exact.

There are no rights whatever, without
corresponding duties. --Coleridge.
(b) That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to
exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a
right to arrest a criminal.
(c) That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a
claim to possess or own; the interest or share which
anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim;
interest; ownership.

Born free, he sought his right. --Dryden.

Hast thou not right to all created things?
--Milton.

Men have no right to what is not reasonable.
--Burke.
(d) Privilege or immunity granted by authority.

3. The right side; the side opposite to the left.

Led her to the Souldan's right. --Spenser.

4. In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those
members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists.
See {Center}, 5.

5. The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of
cloth, a carpet, etc.

{At all right}, at all points; in all respects. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

{Bill of rights}, a list of rights; a paper containing a
declaration of rights, or the declaration itself. See
under {Bill}.

{By right}, {By rights}, or {By good rights}, rightly;
properly; correctly.

He should himself use it by right. --Chaucer.

I should have been a woman by right. --Shak.

{Divine right}, or

{Divine right of kings}, a name given to the patriarchal
theory of government, especially to the doctrine that no
misconduct and no dispossession can forfeit the right of a
monarch or his heirs to the throne, and to the obedience
of the people.

{To rights}.
(a) In a direct line; straight. [R.] --Woodward.
(b) At once; directly. [Obs. or Colloq.] --Swift.

{To set to rights}, {To put to rights}, to put in good order;
to adjust; to regulate, as what is out of order.

{Writ of right} (Law), a writ which lay to recover lands in
fee simple, unjustly withheld from the true owner.
--Blackstone.