race


race
I noun ancestry, birth, breed, class, cultural group, culture, descent, ethnic group, ethnic stock, extraction, family, folk, genealogy, genus, group, kind, line, parentage, people, phylum, stem, stirps, stock, strain associated concepts: discrimination, race, creed, and color II verb accelerate, bolt, chase, compete, dart, dash, engage in a contest of speed, enter a competition, fly, gallop, hasten, hie, hurry, hustle, move at an accelerated rate of speed, plunge ahead, pursue, run, run a race, run swiftly, rush, scamper, scramble, scud, speed, sprint, spurt, tear, whiz associated concepts: assumption of risk, race to the recording office, racing commission III index competition, contest (competition), descent (lineage), hasten, origin (ancestry), strife

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


race
To qualify as an ethnic group for racial discrimination purposes under the Race Relations Act 1976, it has been decided by the Courts that a group must have a long shared history, a cultural tradition, a common language, literature and religion, and be a minority or oppressed group. A recent case held that Rastafarians did not qualify as an ethnic group.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


race
n.
(1) An ethnic group.
(2) An election.

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

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