- 1that is correct, right, or legal synonym proper
- 2 The stolen car was returned to its rightful owner. Every piece of furniture was returned to its rightful place when we finished painting the room.
NAmE//ˈraɪtfl//[only before noun] (formal)
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NAmE//ˈraɪtfəli//adverb She was only claiming what was rightfully hers. The property rightfully belonged to his brother, not to him.