What is another word for rightfully?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈa͡ɪtfəlɪ] (IPA)

Rightfully is an adverb that means justly or rightfully. There are several synonyms for the word rightfully, including deservedly, legitimately, lawfully, reasonably, justly, and honestly. Each of these synonyms implies that something is rightfully deserved or obtained and that it is fair and just. For example, if someone has worked hard to earn a promotion, we might say they deservedly received it. Legitimately implies that something is in compliance with the law or rules. Reasonably suggests that something is fair based on facts or evidence. Justly and honestly both imply that something is fair and morally right. Using these various synonyms for rightfully can add nuance and depth to your writing.

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Usage examples for Rightfully

"Come, come, dear Joan, remember that you have a home now that you can rightfully return to," whispered Mary.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Yes, we need money, but we don't want any that isn't rightfully ours.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
Now, I ask any developed man, who holds property which is rightfully his own, and no one's else, how he would like to exchange places with me, and be treated just as I was treated.
"Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity"
Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard

Famous quotes with Rightfully

  • Your real self - the "I am I" - is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.
    Robert Collier
  • Since the events of September 11, we've rightfully changed our military strategy so we're now taking the fight to those individuals who aim to do us harm, rather than waiting for another atrocious attack to happen.
    Jim Gerlach
  • Mr. Speaker, Americans want, need, and rightfully expect Congress to protect them from the prying eyes of identity thieves and give them back control of their Social Security numbers and personal health information.
    Luis Gutierrez
  • A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he could do a great favor for widows and orphans, could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people.
    Islom Karimov
  • It sets its face rightfully against the doctrines of the Anarchist and the Communist, who seek to solve the social problems not by patient endeavor, but by brutal destruction.
    Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

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