Definition of rightful
rightfullyplay \-fə-lē\ adverb
Examples of rightful in a Sentence
The property should be returned to its rightful owner.
He will be given his rightful place in the history books.
Recent Examples of rightful from the Web
After all, rightful car owners would need that information to create new keys if they were locked out, Fisher said.
While Jay Ajayi is clearly the most well-rounded back on the Dolphins' roster, and therefore the rightful owner of the depth chart's top position, the team will be able to turn to the members of its backfield for help in 2017.
The point is, strawberries crop up everywhere as civic symbols, including in North County where Carlsbad can make a rightful claim to North County’s capital thanks to the famous Strawberry Fields visible from Interstate 5.
King of the North and previously assumed to be Ned Stark’s illegitimate son — is also a rightful heir to the throne.
Here’s a list what could — and in some cases, needs to — happen in 2008 for the Apple TV to assume its rightful place among the company’s star devices: Movie Rentals –
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of rightful
before 12th century
RIGHTFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rightful for English Language Learners
: according to the law
: proper or appropriate
RIGHTFUL Defined for Kids
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