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in accordance with principles of right or good conduct

consistent with prevailing or accepted standards or circumstances

being so legitimately

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legally valid

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having a legally established claim

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Yes, if having obtained power, without availing himself of it to commit murder he had restored it to the rightful king, I should have called him a great man," remarked the vicomte.
For, if the people knew that she lived, they would quickly make her their Queen and restore her to her rightful position.
Yes, gentlemen, you see before you, in blue jeans and misery, the wanderin', exiled, tram- pled-on, and sufferin' rightful King of France.
While I make no recommendation of amendments, I fully recognize the rightful authority of the people over the whole subject, to be exercised in either of the modes prescribed in the instrument itself; and I should, under existing circumstances, favor rather than oppose a fair opportunity being afforded the people to act upon it.
When I was born she transformed me into a boy, hoping that no one would ever recognize me and know that I was the rightful Princess of the Land of Oz.
Both the name and the idea appealed to Number Thirteen and from that time he adopted Bulan as his rightful cognomen.
The first is that in a friendly way, and of course under the inviolable law of secrecy, you explain to me for what part Lucille is cast in this little comedy; the next that I be allowed to see her at reasonable intervals, and finally that she is known by her rightful name as Duchesse de Souspennier.
The right thing was to correct them severely, if they were other than a credit to the family, but still not to alienate from them the smallest rightful share in the family shoebuckles and other property.
At last it seemed settled that the rightful distinction was that the proprietors should have more elective franchise than non-proprietors, on the Spartan principle of "calling that which is just, equal; not that which is equal, just.
As a political power, as the rightful lord who is to tumble all rulers from their chairs, its presence is hardly yet suspected.
Ignosi, rightful king of the Kukuanas, I put my hand between thy hands, and am thy man till death.
She came, not as a guest, but as a rightful inmate, into the household that was darkened by trouble, as if its gloomy twilight were a medium in which she was entitled to hold intercourse with her fellow-creature There glimmered the embroidered letter, with comfort in its unearthly ray.
Senator Joel Villanueva called on the government and the public on Wednesday to insist on our country's rightful claim over the West Philippine Sea amid the ongoing militarization of artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago.
The senator has, likewise, implored the government and the Filipino people to uphold and demand their 'claim of rightful ownership' over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
Police are trying to reunite the belongings with their rightful owners after they were stolen during a string of burglaries.