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rightful

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈraɪtfəl/
legally or morally correct: The wallet was returned to its rightful owner.Virtue and moral good
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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