Lawfulness



[law-fuh l] /ˈlɔ fəl/

adjective
1.
allowed or permitted by ; not contrary to :
a lawful enterprise.
2.
recognized or sanctioned by ; legitimate:
a lawful marriage; a lawful heir.
3.
appointed or recognized by ; legally qualified:
a lawful king.
4.
acting or living according to the ; law-abiding:
a lawful man; a lawful community.
/ˈlɔːfʊl/
adjective
1.
allowed, recognized, or sanctioned by law; legal
adj.

c.1300, laghful; cf. Old Norse logfullr (see law). Related: Lawfully; lawfulness.

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