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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rightful  \Right"ful\,  a. 
  1.  Righteous;  upright;  just  good;  --  said  of  persons.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Consonant  to  justice;  just  as  a  rightful  cause 
 
  3.  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.  Belonging,  held,  or  possessed  by  right  or  by  just  claim; 
  as  a  rightful  inheritance;  rightful  authority. 
 
  Syn:  Just  lawful;  true;  honest;  equitable;  proper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rightful 
  adj  1:  legally  valid;  "a  rightful  inheritance"  [syn:  {rightful(a)}] 
  2:  having  a  legally  established  claim;  "the  legitimate  heir"; 
  "the  true  and  lawful  king"  [syn:  {true(a)},  {lawful},  {rightful(a)}] 




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