voting rights
voting rights n pl
1: rights of participation in esp. public elections see also voting rights act in the important laws section
2: the rights of shareholders or directors to vote on corporate matters compare voting stock at stock; voting trust at trust

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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