What does the word rightful mean?

Usage examples for rightful

  1. But I suppose one should give her her rightful name, from now on. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  2. " He was my rightful king and lord, and I owed him allegiance. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  3. The Lollards were strengthened in their resistance to the government of the house of Lancaster by the rumour that their rightful King was yet alive. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
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