rightful


rightful

adjective

  1. having a valid or just claim, as to some property or position; legitimate: the rightful owner of the farm.
  2. belonging or held by a valid or just claim: one’s rightful property.
  3. equitable or just, as actions or a cause.
  4. proper; appropriate; fitting.

adjective

  1. in accordance with what is right; proper or just
  2. (prenominal) having a legally or morally just claimthe rightful owner
  3. (prenominal) held by virtue of a legal or just claimmy rightful property
adj.

Old English rihtful; see right (adj.1) + -ful. Related: Rightfully; rightfulness.

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