language is the root of legal claims such as property rights

Is there such a thing as a property right?  What are the foundations of legal claims, as in claims in language?

‎”Since there is no such entity as ‘the public,’ since the public is merely a number of individuals, the idea that ‘the public interest’ supersedes private interests and rights can have but one meaning: that the interests and rights of some individuals take precedence over the interests and rights of others.” — Ayn Rand
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