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rightful

adjective uk   us   /ˈraɪt.fəl/
A rightful position or claim is one that is morally or legally correct: Don't forget that I am the rightful owner of this house.
rightfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
The furniture rightfully belongs to you.
Translations of “rightful”
in Chinese (Traditional) 公正的, 合法的, 正當的…
in Russian законный, правомерный…
in Turkish yasal, meşru, kanunî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公正的, 合法的, 正当的…
in Polish prawowity, legalny…
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