1. Straightly; directly; in front. [Obs.]
2. According to justice; according to the divine will or moral rectitude; uprightly; as, duty rightly performed.
3. Properly; fitly; suitably; appropriately.
Eve rightly called, Mother of all mankind. --Milton.
4. According to truth or fact; correctly; not erroneously; exactly. “I can not rightly say.”
Thou didst not rightly see. --Dryden.
adv : with honesty; "he was rightly considered the greatest singer
of his time" [syn: justly, justifiedly] [ant: unjustly]