Definition of Rightful

1. Adjective. Legally valid. "A rightful inheritance"

Similar to: Just
Derivative terms: Rightfulness



2. Adjective. Having a legally established claim. "The true and lawful king"
Exact synonyms: Lawful, True
Similar to: Legitimate
Derivative terms: Lawfulness, Rightfulness

Definition of Rightful

1. a. Righteous; upright; just; good; -- said of persons.

Definition of Rightful

1. Adjective. By right, by law. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rightful

1. just or proper [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rightful

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righteo
righteous
righteoused
righteousing
righteously
righteousness
righteousnesses
righter
righter than rain
righters
rightest
righteye flounder
righteyed flounder
rightful (current term)
rightful(a)
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rightfulnesses
righthand
righthanded
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rightie
righties
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rightings
rightio
rightish

Literary usage of Rightful

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"St. US § 1851, provides that the legislative power of every territory shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation not Inconsistent with the ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1889)
"The reason seems to be, that the creditor In an action by the rightful would ... He would have to bring another action against the rightful executor. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"What were " rightful subjects of legislation" •«•lien these Acts organizing the territories were passed, is not to bo settled by reference to the ..."

4. Studies in History and Jurisprudence by James Bryce Bryce (1901)
"The feeling that the power actually supreme has received divine sanction by being permitted to prevail, that it has thereby become rightful, and that it has ..."

5. An Essay in a Course of Lectures on Abstracts of Title: To Facilitate the by Richard Preston (1818)
"Conveyances which are rightful, and conveyances which are tortious or ... Innocent or rightful conveyances by a tenant in tail are good as against himself. ..."

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