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Rightful, 1) just: “no r. plea might plead for justice there,” Lucr. 1649. “most r. judge,” Merch. IV, 1, 301. “whose r. cause prevails,” H6B II, 1, 205.
2) lawful, legitimate: “for the deposing of a r. king,” R2 V, 1, 50. “to put forth my r. hand in a well-hallowed cause,” H5 I, 2, 293. “to plant the r. heir,” H6A II, 5, 80. IV, 1, 60. H6B I, 3, 30. H6B I, 3, 30 II, 2, 24. II, 2, 24 IV, 2, 139. V, 1, 178.
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