rightful ADJECTIVE 1) having a legitimate right to something. 2) legitimately claimed; fitting.
DERIVATIVES rightfully adverb rightfulness noun.

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  • Rightfulness — Right ful*ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being rightful; accordance with right and justice. [1913 Webster] 2. Moral rectitude; righteousness. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] We fail of perfect rightfulness. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rightfulness — index equity (justice), fairness, justice, legality, legitimacy, principle (virtue) Burton s Lega …   Law dictionary

  • rightfulness — noun anything in accord with principles of justice he feels he is in the right the rightfulness of his claim • Syn: ↑right • Ant: ↑wrongfulness, ↑wrong (for: ↑right) …   Useful english dictionary

  • rightfulness — noun see rightful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rightfulness — See rightfully. * * * …   Universalium

  • rightfulness — noun The state or quality of being rightful …   Wiktionary

  • rightfulness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The moral quality of a course of action: ethic (used in plural), ethicality, ethicalness, morality, propriety, righteousness, rightness. See RIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • rightfulness — sb. Wright’s L. P. p. 53 …   Oldest English Words

  • rightfulness — raɪtfÊŠlnɪs n. lawfulness, legitimacy; state of being based on a legitimate claim; equitableness, justness; appropriateness, properness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rightfulness — right·ful·ness …   English syllables

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