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See also: Righter


Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *rightere, from Old English rihtere (a ruler; director), from Proto-Germanic *rehtārijaz, equivalent to right +‎ -er (agent suffix). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Gjuchter (one who makes right; judge), West Frisian rjochter (one who makes right; judge), Dutch rechter (one who makes right; judge), German Low German Richter (one who makes right; judge), German Richter (one who makes right; judge), Icelandic réttari (a justiciary).


righter (plural righters)

  1. One who sets right; one who does justice or redresses wrong.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shelton to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English rightere, rihtere, from Old English rihtra, comparative of riht (right), equivalent to right +‎ -er (comparative suffix).



  1. comparative form of right: more right

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for righter in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)