by rights
also by all rights phrasal with reason or justice ; properly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • By rights — Right Right, n. [AS. right. See {Right}, a.] 1. That which is right or correct. Specifically: (a) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, the opposite of moral wrong. (b) A true… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • by rights — adverb Properly, in justice. The post of vice president should, by rights, have been given to John. Syn: by all rights, in fairness …   Wiktionary

  • by rights — if things are done as they should be By rights, we should split the profits among the three of us …   English dictionary

  • by rights — adv. with reason, properly; with justice, justly …   English contemporary dictionary

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