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by (all) rights

Definition of by (all) rights

  1. :  according to what is proper and reasonable <By (all) rights, you should have been the one to receive the promotion.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

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  1. :  righteous, upright

    :  being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper

    :  conforming to facts or truth :  correct

  1. :  qualities (as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval

    : :  something to which one has a just claim: as

    :  the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled

  1. :  according to right

    :  in the exact location, position, or moment :  precisely

    :  in a suitable, proper, or desired manner

  1. :  to do justice to :  redress the injuries of

    :  justify, vindicate

    :  avenge


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