pursuit of happiness

pursuit of happiness
An inalienable right listed in the Declaration of Independence; includes freedom to pursue an occupation of one’s choice, the right to have a family, freedom from discrimination or oppression, freedom of contract, and other personal freedoms necessary to create a life of one’s own choosing and to one’s own satisfaction.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

pursuit of happiness
n. An inalienable right enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, in addition to life and liberty; the right to pursue any legal activity as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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