AskDefine | Define rightful

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rightful adj
1 legally valid; "a rightful inheritance" [syn: rightful(a)]
2 having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king" [syn: true(a), lawful, rightful(a)]

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  1. By right, by law.
    Who shall pull this sword from the stone is rightful king of England.


by right, by law

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