What does the word "Fug" mean?

I came across the expression “mit Fug und Recht” which was translated as “rightly so”. I understand the word “Recht” but what does “Fug” mean?

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Apparently it’s a word that is only used in that context! It’s opposite, “Unfug”, is more commonly used on its own and it means something like “nonsense” or “mischief”, so I guess “Fug” would mean “sense” or something like that, which I think fits with the expression “mit Fug und Recht”! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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