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lawful

adjective

1 lawful

Conformable to or allowed by law.



2 lawful

According to custom or rule or natural law.

synonym: rule-governed.

3 lawful

Having a legally established claim:
— The true and lawful king.

synonyms: rightful, true.

Roget 922: right, good; just, reasonable; fit etc. 924; equal, equable, equatable; evenhanded, fair.    legitimate, justifiable, ... show more

4 lawful

Authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law.

synonyms: legitimate, licit.

Roget 760: permitting etc. v.; permissive, indulgent; permitted etc. v.; patent, chartered, permissible, allowable, lawful, ... show more

Roget 963: legal, legitimate; according to law; vested, constitutional, chartered, legalized; lawful etc. (permitted) 760; statutable, statutory; legislatorial, ... show more

Roget 924: having a right to etc. v.; entitled to; claiming; deserving, meriting, worthy of.    privileged, allowed, sanctioned, warranted, authorized; ordained, ... show more

Polish: pełnoprawny, prawowity


Moby thesaurus: actionable, admissible, allowable, allowed, applicable, authentic, authoritative, authorized, balanced, binding, bona fide, candid, card-carrying, cogent, competent, consistent, constitutional, de jure, defensible, deserved ... show more.

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