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having a valid or just claim, as to some property or position; legitimate:
the rightful owner of the farm.
belonging or held by a valid or just claim:
one’s rightful property.
equitable or just, as actions or a cause.
proper; appropriate; fitting.
in accordance with what is right; proper or just
(prenominal) having a legally or morally just claim: the rightful owner
(prenominal) held by virtue of a legal or just claim: my rightful property


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