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  

How to pronounce rightful?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. 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.

  2. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (opening lines):

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of ths surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.

  3. 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.

  4. Romila Thapar:

    I think it does make a difference to those who feel that these rituals uphold the grandeur of Hinduism, and so they take pride in that, they see that the state is putting in so much money, and they justify it by arguing that 'we are the rightful citizens and the state should put money into our events'.

  5. Ammon Bundy:

    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.

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