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Adjective: lawful  lo-ful
  1. Conformable to or allowed by law
    "lawful methods of dissent"
     
  2. According to custom, rule or natural law
    - rule-governed
     
  3. Having a legally established claim
    "the true and lawful king"; "the rightful and lawful king";
    - true, rightful
     
  4. Authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
    "a lawful government";
    - legitimate, licit, legit [informal]

See also: law-abiding, lawfulness, legal, legitimate, observant, regular, square, straight

Antonym: unlawful

Encyclopedia: Lawful