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.

 

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