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rightful (adj.)

Old English rihtful "disposed to do right;" see right (adj.1) + -ful. By late 13c. of actions, "in conformity to what is just or right." The sense of "legal, lawful, legitimate" is from early 14c. Related: Rightfully; rightfulness.

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Definitions of rightful from WordNet

rightful (adj.)
having a legally established claim;
Synonyms: true / lawful
rightful (adj.)
legally valid;
a rightful inheritance
From wordnet.princeton.edu