rightful Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite legally valid
- a rightful inheritance
adjective satellite having a legally established claim
- the legitimate heir
- the true and lawful king
Righteous; upright; just; good; -- said of persons.Obs. Chaucer.
Consonant to justice; just; as, a. rightfulcause
Having the right or just claim according to established laws; being or holding by right; as, the rightfulheir to a throne or an estate; a rightfulking.
Belonging, held, or possessed by right, or by just claim; as, a rightfulinheritance; rightfulauthority. Syn. -- Just; lawful; true; honest; equitable; proper.
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