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Definition 1: conformable to or allowed by law - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where lawful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lawful methods of dissent

(lawful is similar to ...) (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs

"law-abiding citizens" "observant of the speed limit"

(means also ...) established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules

(means also ...) characterized by honesty and fairness

"straight dealing" "a square deal"

(... are attributes of lawful) the quality of conforming to law

Definition 2: authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lawful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a legitimate government

Synonyms for lawful in the sense of this definition

(lawful is similar to ...) established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules

Definition 3: having a legally established claim - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lawful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the legitimate heir
  • the true and lawful king

Synonyms for lawful in the sense of this definition

(lawful is similar to ...) of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful

Definition 4: according to custom or rule or natural law - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for lawful in the sense of this definition

(lawful is similar to ...) in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle

"his regular calls on his customers" "regular meals" "regular duties"

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