Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In a proper manner; correctly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rightly; in a right way or form; without error or fault.
  • To or toward the right hand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Rightly; correctly; in a right way or form; without mistake or crime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Rightly, correctly; in the right way or form.
  • verb transitive To make right; put right; arrange or treat properly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an accurate manner

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English ariht : a-, on; see a– + riht, right; see right.]

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From Middle English ariȝt, ariht, from Old English āriht ("aright, properly"), from earlier *an riht, on riht ("rightly"), corresponding to a (prep.) +‎ right.

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From Middle English arighten, arihten ("to raise up"); and Middle English iriȝten, irihten, ȝerihten ("to make right, correct, erect"), from Old English ġerihtan ("to set right"), equivalent to a- +‎ right.

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