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English definition of “rightful”

rightful

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