What is rightful?

  • (adj): Having a legally established claim.
    Synonyms: true, lawful
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on rightful:

Elyon Brown - Character History
... along with her surrogate parents, and assumes her rightful place as the Light of Meridian ... The Light of Meridian is a very powerful magical force and is the rightful ruler of Meridian ... In the TV Show, Elyon is the rightful ruler of Meridian as well as the Heart of Meridian, position which means she is equally as powerful as the Heart of Kandrakar and Lillian ...
The Doubtful Heir - Synopsis
... invasion Ferdinand claims to be the Queen's cousin and the rightful heir to the throne ... Suddenly, though, he is acknowledged and acclaimed as the rightful king by the chancellor and other nobles ... The rightful King Ferdinand and his new Queen Rosania triumph in the end ...
Ethnic Groups In Rwanda - Hutu Race Theory
... re-framed the race theory as a defense mechanism Hutu inferiority evolved into rightful supremacy in Rwanda, while Tutsi superiority evolved into an illegitimate foreignness to rule in Rwanda ... Tutsis were viewed not as the rightful rulers that the Belgians claimed they were, but as foreigners from northeast Africa who invaded “rightful” Hutu territories ...
United States Tort Law - Intentional Torts - Causes of Action - Conversion
... intending to exercise dominion and control and when interference with the rightful possessor's control results that is so serious that it requires the actor to pay the full value of ... to and expense incurred by the rightful possessor the actor's good faith (whether he was trying to help someone, for example) when applicable, the mistake ...
Louvre - History - 21st Century - Controversies
... to come from Jewish spoliations and until the identification of their rightful owners, which declined at the end of the 1960s, they are registered indefinitely on separate ... together to the public during four years (1950–1954) in order to allow rightful claimants to identify their properties, then stored or displayed, according to ... Louvre is in charge of 678 pieces of artwork still unclaimed by their rightful owners ...

More definitions of "rightful":

  • (adj): Legally valid.
    Example: "A rightful inheritance"

Famous quotes containing the word rightful:

    For I am rightful fellow of their band.
    My best allegiances are to the dead.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    I see an America whose rivers and valleys and lakes, hills and streams and plains; the mountains over our land and nature’s wealth deep under the earth, are protected as the rightful heritage of all the people.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    France, indeed! whose Catholic millions still worship Mary Queen of Heaven; and for ten generations refused cap and knee to many angel Maries, rightful Queens of France.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)