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Meaning of “rightful” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of rightful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rightfuladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈrɑɪt·fəl/
having a just and ​fairclaimaccording to the ​law: The ​stolenproperty was ​returned to the rightful owners.
rightfully
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈrɑɪt·fə·li/
This ​portion of ​land is rightfully theirs.
(Definition of rightful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rightful”
in Chinese (Simplified) 公正的, 合法的, 正当的…
in Turkish yasal, meşru, kanunî…
in Russian законный, правомерный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公正的, 合法的, 正當的…
in Polish prawowity, legalny…
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