rightfully

rightful

[rahyt-fuhl]
adjective
1.
having a valid or just claim, as to some property or position; legitimate: the rightful owner of the farm.
2.
belonging or held by a valid or just claim: one's rightful property.
3.
equitable or just, as actions or a cause.
4.
proper; appropriate; fitting.

Origin:
before 1150; Middle English; late Old English rihtful; see right (noun), -ful

rightfully, adverb
rightfulness, noun
unrightful, adjective
unrightfully, adverb
unrightfulness, noun

right, righteous, rightful (see usage note at right).
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rightful (ˈraɪtfʊl)
 
adj
1.  in accordance with what is right; proper or just
2.  (prenominal) having a legally or morally just claim: the rightful owner
3.  (prenominal) held by virtue of a legal or just claim: my rightful property
 
'rightfully
 
adv
 
'rightfulness
 
n

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