Rightwise Definition

adjective
1531, Sir Thomas Elyot, The Boke named The Governour: Book III.
And Plato sayeth that it is extreme iniustice he to seme rightwise which in dede is uniuste.
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2006, Percy Grainger, edited by Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll, Self-portrait of Percy Grainger, page 167.
Man feels maddened by his pent-uppness, & woman seems to understand that a rightwise man's cruel-fain-th is part of his hunger for women.
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(rare) Rightward (to or from the right side); on the right side.

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(rare) Clockwise, moving clockwise.

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adverb

(rare) Rightly (correctly or justly); rightfully.

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(rare) By a rightward path; rightwards, rightwardly; clockwise (in a clockwise manner).

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Origin of Rightwise

  • From Middle English rightwise, rightwis, from Old English rihtwīs (“righteous, just; right, justifiable”), corresponding to right +‎ -wise. The second element was later confused with or assimilated to -ous, leading to the modern spelling righteous.

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  • Presumably from Old English rihtwīs, reinforced by reanalysis as right +‎ wise.

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  • right +‎ -wise

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