HyperDic: lawful

English > 4 senses of the word lawful:
ADJECTIVEalllawfulconformable to or allowed by law
alllawful, rule-governedaccording to custom / custom or rule or natural law
alllawful, true, rightfulhaving a legally established claim
alllawful, legitimate, licitauthorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
lawful > pronunciation
Soundslao'fahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > lawful: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningconformable to or allowed by law.
Example"lawful methods of dissent"
Attribute oflawfulnessThe quality of conforming to law
Narrowerlaw-abiding, observant(of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs / customs
See alsoauthorized, authorisedendowed with authority
legalEstablished by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
straight, squareCharacterized by honesty and fairness
Oppositeunlawfulcontrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
Spanishlegal, legítimo, lícito
Catalanlegal, legítim, lícit
Nounslawfulnessthe quality of conforming to law
Adverbslawfullyin a manner acceptable to common custom / custom
lawlesslyin an illegal manner
English > lawful: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningAccording to custom / custom or rule or natural law.
Synonymrule-governed
BroaderregularIn accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
Spanishlegal, legítimo, lícito
Catalanlegal, legítim, lícit
English > lawful: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving a legally established claim.
Example "the true and lawful king"
Synonymstrue, rightful
BroaderlegitimateOf marriages and offspring
Spanishlegítimo, verdadero
Catalanlegítim, veritable
Nounslawfulnessthe quality of conforming to law
English > lawful: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningauthorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law.
Synonymslegitimate, licit
BroaderlegalEstablished by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
Spanishlegal, legítimo, lícito
Catalanlegal, legítim, lícit
Nounslawfulnessthe quality of conforming to law
Adverbslawfullyby law

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