What does rightful mean?

Definitions for rightful
ˈraɪt fəlright·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rightful(a)(adj)

    legally valid

    "a rightful inheritance"

  2. true(a), lawful, rightful(a)(adj)

    having a legally established claim

    "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"

Wiktionary

  1. rightful(Adjective)

    By right, by law.

    Who shall pull this sword from the stone is rightful king of England.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rightful(adj)

    righteous; upright; just; good; -- said of persons

  2. Rightful(adj)

    consonant to justice; just; as, a rightful cause

  3. Rightful(adj)

    having the right or just claim according to established laws; being or holding by right; as, the rightful heir to a throne or an estate; a rightful king

  4. Rightful(adj)

    belonging, held, or possessed by right, or by just claim; as, a rightful inheritance; rightful authority

Editors Contribution

  1. rightful

    Legally valid.

    The aboriginal people had a rightful entitlement to their land.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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How to say rightful in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rightful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rightful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rightful in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov:

    Turkey is the main consumer of the oil stolen from its rightful owners, Syria and Iraq. According to information we've received, the senior political leadership of the country - President Erdogan and his family - are involved in this criminal business, maybe I'm being too blunt, but one can only entrust control over this thieving business to one's closest associates.

  2. Rich Scobee:

    We have to take a rightful place as leaders in space. We can't let that go.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

  4. Preet Bharara:

    Each of these fossils represents a culturally and scientifically important artifact looted from its rightful owner.

  5. Salman Khan:

    (The) Government is looking into it, and they are competent and should take this forward. If she agrees and they find her rightful parents, this should definitely be done.

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