What does rightful mean?

Definitions for rightful
ˈraɪt fəlright·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rightful(a)adjective

    legally valid

    "a rightful inheritance"

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

    having a legally established claim

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

Wiktionary

  1. rightfuladjective

    By right, by law.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. RIGHTFULadjective

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rightfuladjective

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

  2. Rightfuladjective

    consonant to justice; just; as, a rightful cause

  3. Rightfuladjective

    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. Rightfuladjective

    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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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. Gloria Laster:

    This is going to be her legacy to them, i sat down on the bus so that you can stand up and take your rightful place as an American. And that's what she wants for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. This is what she's doing this for.

  2. Debra Suierveld:

    Debra Suierveld said about her daughter. Days before, about 10 miles away from the Suierveld home, George Speiring said he opened the door to his home and spotted a lab mix on his porch. He said he called police and the dog, which turned out to be Abby, eventually ended up at the animal shelter. The animal shelter then found the chip that connected Abby to her rightful owner. Abby looked almost like she never left home, aside from graying hair and a benign tumor. Her teeth are in good shape, her paws are in good shape, somebody took very good care of her.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    The Russians have chosen to support the Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro regime, I hope they will change their way, i hope they will come to see that the rightful people to run this country are those that the Venezuelan people so chose and so we'll have conversations with every country including The Russians, we'll talk with the Chinese, we'll talk with everyone, we think the whole world ought to get behind what it is that the Venezuelan people have demanded for their country.

  4. Ryan Mauro:

    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.

  5. Real Madrid Perez:

    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.

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