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Definition of "rightfully" []

  • In accordance with what is right; proper or just (adjective)
  • Having a legally or morally just claim (adjective)
  • Held by virtue of a legal or just claim (adjective)
  • In accordance with what is right or just; fairly. (adverb)

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  • Rightly, correctly. (adverb)

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Use "rightfully" in a sentence
  • "Today, the title "video artist" could be claimed by any kid with a camera, but the label rightfully belongs to Viola, who harnessed the potential of high-definition technology to produce evocative and startling snippets of video for museums and installations."
  • "She also said this: the public rightfully is still making it anissue"
  • "He acknowledged that most Americans remain "rightfully angry" at seeing their government bail out the financial firms whose recklessness sent the housing market into a tailspin, triggered a wave of unemployment and wreaked havoc on the economy."
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