Definition of 'rightful'
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A letter written by a dying mother to her young daughter has been returned to its rightful owner after being lost for 15 years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We cannot stem the trade but we can certainly return items to their rightful owner. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They are at odds over what each sees as her rightful place in your life. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After a few days the vehicle was returned to its rightful owners. Broken Lives (1993)Returning us to our rightful place will be the symbol of our success. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Let us now finally grace the feminine and give her her rightful place. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Can it be that grammar is heading in the direction of seizing its rightful place? Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is the police auction website for lost or stolen items when the rightful owner cannot be found. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I just want to get it back to its rightful owner. The Sun (2014)Suppose a rightful heir to it should at any time appear, would you then resign the property to him? The Children of the New Forest (1847)Surely any plant that can lift our souls for a fleeting moment or two at this time of year earns a rightful place in our garden? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Froome is the rightful owner. The Sun (2016)After the war thousands of complaints were made, alleging that it was failing in its task to track down rightful heirs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)MILLIONS of people fail to claim their rightful tax credits and benefits because they are put off by the complexity of the system. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I'm far keener to have him in his rightful position in midfield. The Sun (2013)So I sent the package straight back to its rightful owner and all is well. The Sun (2010)Let us keep blood, basically, in its rightful place. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He said: 'I wanted to return the watch to its rightful owner. The Sun (2009)And, with the identity of the rightful owner disputed, it is again in the line of fire. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When she takes a trip to Mandalay, he asks her to return a mysterious artefact to its rightful owner. The Sun (2014)I am confident that under his new leadership, the group will take up its rightful position as the best grocer in town. The Sun (2006)The Belgrade museum is now closed amid Serb fears that its masterpieces may have to be returned to their rightful owners. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: rightful ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone or something has returned to its rightful place or position, they have returned to the place or position that you think they should have.
We have restored him to his rightful place as editor.
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