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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 right·ful /ˈraɪtfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Right·ful a.
 1. Righteous; upright; just; good; -- said of persons. [Obs.]
 2. Consonant to justice; just; as, a rightful cause.
 3. Having the right or just claim according to established laws; being or holding by right; as, the rightful heir to a throne or an estate; a rightful king.
 4. Belonging, held, or possessed by right, or by just claim; as, a rightful inheritance; rightful authority.
 Syn: -- Just; lawful; true; honest; equitable; proper.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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)]