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"a rightful inheritance"
true(a), lawful, rightful(a)adjective
having a legally established claim
"the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"
By right, by law.
Who shall pull this sword from the stone is rightful king of England.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: right and full.
As in this haughty great attempt,
They laboured to supplant the rightful heir;
I lost my liberty, and they their lives. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.
Some will mourn in ashes, some coal black,
For the deposing of a rightful king. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.
Nor would, for gold or fee,
Be won, their rightful causes down to tread. Fairy Queen.
Gather all the smiling hours;
Such as with friendly care have guarded
Patriots and kings in rightful wars. Matthew Prior.
righteous; upright; just; good; -- said of persons
consonant to justice; just; as, a rightful cause
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
belonging, held, or possessed by right, or by just claim; as, a rightful inheritance; rightful authority
The aboriginal people had a rightful entitlement to their land.
Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020
The numerical value of rightful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of rightful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of rightful in a Sentence
(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.
We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world, football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires.
ISIL's focus on justifying killing Shiites is because it is being pressed by Shiite forces in Iraq and Syria, iSIL is hoping to enlist Sunnis by framing its jihad as part of a prophetic battle where the Shiites and Jews eventually unite behind the Antichrist. Fanning the flames of the Sunni-Shia split, which dates to shortly after the death of Mohammad, benefits ISIS by helping it recruit Sunnis, Mauro said. And the terror group's leadership appears to believe a final battle has been prophecized. Worldwide, Sunnis make up about 85 percent of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. Sunnis, who believe the true lineage of Mohammad lies with those who most closely followed his teachings, control powerful Muslim nations including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan. In addition, most Muslims in Africa are Sunnis. Shia Muslims are a relatively small minority of Shia Muslims, concentrated in Iran and Iraq. Shia Muslims believe bloodlines, not devotion, dictate the prophet’s line of successors. Throughout history, Shia Muslims have rejected the authority of Muslim leaders elected by the people, instead following a line of clerics Shia Muslims consider to have been appointed by Mohammad or Allah. The divide goes back to the period following Mohammad’s death in 632, when his close confidante Abu Bakr became the first Caliph of the Islamic nation. Shias believed the rightful heir was Mohammad’s cousin and son-in-law, Ali bin Abu Talib. Both sects have spawned more than their share of terrorists, though the terror organizations operate differently. Al Qaeda, ISIS, Al-Shebab and Boko Haram are Sunni organizations, while Iranian-sponsored terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, are Shia. The 13th issue of Dabiq, a copy of which was provided to FoxNews.com by the Middle East Media Research Institute( MEMRI), is titled The Rafidah : From Ibn Saba' To the Dajjal. The Rafidah is derogatory term for Shia Muslims that translates to.
We are exercising our constitutional rights. We won't leave until these lands have been turned over to the their rightful owners, more than 100 ranchers and farmers used to work this land, which was taken illegally by the federal government.
I can speak from first-hand experience about 'SNL's' rightful place in our culture.
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