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Related to rightfulness: righteousness


1. Right or proper; just.
2. Having a just or proper claim: Return this dog to its rightful owner.
3. Held or owned by just or proper claim: This land is my rightful property.

right′ful·ly adv.
right′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rightfulness - anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim"
justice, justness - the quality of being just or fair
wrong, wrongfulness - that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; "he feels that you are in the wrong"


The moral quality of a course of action:
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He also expressed appreciation to the support given by all Arab and friendly nations, especially that of Saudi Kingdom, to help in restoring Kuwait's justice and rightfulness.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underscored that Tehran's transparent and firm stance in nuclear talks with the six major world powers in the last 22 months has proved the country's rightfulness and logic in international arenas.
The Council of State's Administrative Trials Board General Council ruled that the Cabinet decision is not in line with the law and accepted the rightfulness of our complaint.
Together with the 2014 World Green Car Award for the BMW i3 it just confirms the rightfulness of our purpose-built strategy when it comes to electric cars.
The possibility for a faith-based transformative politics lies in the fact that religious teachings can impel women to critical action while they also ordain the rightfulness of women's efforts to challenge violence, insecurity, and injustice.
The government's efforts have resulted in the UAE being ranked on the top globally in the government's ability to promote innovation in the economic sector, which proves the efficacy of the federal government's approach and rightfulness," Shaikh Mohammed added.
accept the rightfulness of executive review, we can move beyond a
The use of the Rightfulness tactic is to use slogans or positive words to rationalize actions that a propagandist wants to pursue; and the expected purpose is to make people believe that the reason they support a propagandist's action is because of lofty ideas and noble goals.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that politicians who believe in rightfulness of their stance do not use abusive language.
Also a lot of collateral agreements and treaties that were signed in the period or letters that were written by the Nadir to Ottoman state, stressed the rightfulness of three caliphs and verbal reprimanded the verbal abusive of them, but their names are associated with polite phrases, such that in the letter of King Nadir Shah to Sultan Mahmoud Khan the phrase of "va A'al-e-Athar al-Akhyar and great companions" is seen And also in the beginning of the letter of King Nadir to Ottoman state, it is seen "peace be upon Mohammad and his holy family and his companions", and also there are some instances that he has tried to stop the Shiite actions and behaviors and some of his behavior have seen on following the Sunni religion.
at 341 ("'[T]he fact which gives rightfulness to the greater punishment should appear in the record.
Rightfulness is at issue for conduct potentially inconsistent with the legal status or rights of another.