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English definition of “rightful”

rightful

adjective uk   /ˈraɪt.fəl/ us  
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.Virtue and moral good
rightfully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
The furniture rightfully belongs to you.Virtue and moral good
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