rightfully

rightfully
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. lawfully, legally, legitimately, justly, fairly, properly, truly, equitably, honestly, impartially, fittingly, in all conscience, as is fitting, in equity, by right, by rights, in reason, dispassionately, objectively, according to one's due, fair and square*, on the level*; see also legally 1 .

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  • Rightfully — Right ful*ly, adv. According to right or justice. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rightfully — index as a matter of right, duly, fairly (impartially) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rightfully — adverb a) In accordance with what is right or just; fairly. Ne euer will it breake, ne euer bend. / Wherefore Morddure it rightfully is hight. b) Rightly, correctly …   Wiktionary

  • rightfully — adv. Rightfully is used with these verbs: ↑claim, ↑deserve, ↑earn …   Collocations dictionary

  • rightfully — rightful ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a legitimate right to something. 2) legitimately claimed; fitting. DERIVATIVES rightfully adverb rightfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • rightfully — adverb by right (Freq. 2) baseball rightfully is the nation s pastime • Syn: ↑truly • Derived from adjective: ↑true (for: ↑truly), ↑rightful …   Useful english dictionary

  • rightfully — adverb see rightful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rightfully — See rightful. * * * …   Universalium

  • rightfully — Synonyms and related words: appropriately, as is proper, as is right, by right, by rights, condignly, correctly, deservedly, disinterestedly, dispassionately, duly, equally, equitably, evenly, fair, fairly, fittingly, impartially, impersonally,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rightfully — adv. lawfully, legitimately; justly, honestly; appropriately, properly …   English contemporary dictionary

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