Meaning of rightful

right•ful

Pronunciation: (rīt'ful), [key]
— adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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