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

  • adverb In a correct manner; properly.
  • adverb With honesty; justly.
  • adverb Informal Really.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a straight or right line; directly.
  • According to justice, duty, or the divine will; uprightly; honestly; virtuously.
  • Properly; fitly; suitably: as, a person rightly named.
  • According to truth or fact; not erroneously; correctly: as, he has rightly conjectured.

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

  • adverb obsolete Straightly; directly; in front.
  • adverb According to justice; according to the divine will or moral rectitude; uprightly.
  • adverb Properly; fitly; suitably; appropriately.
  • adverb According to truth or fact; correctly; not erroneously; exactly.

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

  • adverb Aright, in a right manner, correctly

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

  • adverb with honesty

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