What does rightful mean?

Definitions for rightfulˈraɪt fəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rightful.

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"


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert De Niro:

    I can speak from first-hand experience about 'SNL's' rightful place in our culture.

  2. Laurence J. Peter:

    Men now monopolize the upper levels depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.

  3. Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher weblog, 05-01-05:

    Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world.

  4. Preet Bharara:

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

  5. Shalane Flanagan:

    If that means going back 10 years and redistributing medals to the rightful athletes, so be it, it's never too late to do the right thing.

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