rightful Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “rightful” in the English Dictionary

"rightful" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈraɪt.fəl/
A rightful ​position or ​claim is one that is ​morally or ​legallycorrect: Don't ​forget that I am the rightful owner of this ​house.
adverb uk   us   /-i/
The ​furniture rightfully ​belongs to you.
(Definition of rightful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rightful" in American English

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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.
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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