HyperDic: lawfulness

English > 1 sense of the word lawfulness:
NOUNattributelawfulnessthe quality of conforming to law
English > lawfulness: 1 sense > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality of conforming to law.
Attributeslawfulconformable to or allowed by law
unlawfulcontrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
Narrowerlegalitylawfulness by virtue of conformity to a legal statute
legitimacylawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law
licitnessThe quality of strictly conforming to law
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
OppositeunlawfulnessThe quality of failing to conform to law
Adjectiveslawfulconformable to or allowed by law
lawfulauthorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
lawfulhaving a legally established claim

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