[law-fuh l] /ˈlɔ fəl/
allowed or permitted by ; not contrary to :
a lawful enterprise.
recognized or sanctioned by ; legitimate:
a lawful marriage; a lawful heir.
appointed or recognized by ; legally qualified:
a lawful king.
acting or living according to the ; law-abiding:
a lawful man; a lawful community.
allowed, recognized, or sanctioned by law; legal
c.1300, laghful; cf. Old Norse logfullr (see law). Related: Lawfully; lawfulness.
[law-giv-er] /ˈlɔˌgɪv ər/ noun 1. a person who promulgates a law or a code of laws. /ˈlɔːˌɡɪvə/ noun 1. the giver of a code of laws 2. Also called lawmaker. a maker of laws
[law-hand] /ˈlɔˌhænd/ noun 1. a style of handwriting used in old legal documents, especially in England.
/ˈlɔːɪn/ noun 1. (Scot) a bill or reckoning
[law-ing] /ˈlɔ ɪŋ/ noun, Scot. 1. a bill, especially for food or drink in a tavern. [law] /lɔ/ noun 1. the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision. 2. any […]