noun. the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution.
Words that Rhyme with States Rights
noun. a former political party in the United States; formed in 1948 by Democrats from southern states in order to oppose to the candidacy of Harry S Truman.
noun. a doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states.
- school of thought
- philosophical system
Example sentences of the word states-rights
1. Noun Phrase
The Federalists supported a strong, centralized federal government, while the Anti-Federalists -- who opposed the ratification of the Constitution -- believed a concentration of federal power could impede individual and states rights.