That which is *compellingly* the correct or appropriate thing to use, do, say, etc. Always capitalised, always emphasised in speech as though capitalised. Use of this term often implies that in fact reasonable people may disagree. "What's the Right Thing for Lisp to do when it sees "(mod a 0)"? Should it return "a", or give a divide-by-0 error?"
Opposite: Wrong Thing.
Why would he continue to say things like invading Iraq was “absolutely the right thing to do”?
The interrogations… were legal, essential, justified, successful, and the right thing to do.
I hope that the national organization does the right thing and strikes down its discriminatory positions.