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rightful

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adjective right·ful \ˈrīt-fəl\

Simple Definition of rightful

  • : according to the law

  • : proper or appropriate

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rightful

  1. 1 :  just, equitable

  2. 2 a :  having a just or legally established claim :  legitimate <the rightful owner> b :  held by right or just claim :  legal <rightful authority>

  3. 3 :  proper, fitting <assured of his rightful place in history — Brian Duff>

rightfully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

rightfulness

noun

Examples of rightful in a sentence

  1. The property should be returned to its rightful owner.

  2. He will be given his rightful place in the history books.



14th Century

First Known Use of rightful

14th century

Rhymes with rightful


RIGHTFUL Defined for Kids

rightful

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adjective right·ful \ˈrīt-fəl\

Definition of rightful for Students

  1. :  lawful 2, proper <… Grace had convinced herself that she was the rightful heir. — Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game>

rightfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb <The money is rightfully his.>




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