Definition of lawful in English:

lawful

Line breaks: law¦ful
Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

Derivatives

lawfully

adverb
More example sentences
  • The recording industry has no legitimate interest in the aftermarket for my lawfully acquired property.
  • To that end, it must be fairly and lawfully processed and should only be used for a purpose consistent with that for which it was collected.
  • It's contemptuous of your customers to restrict how we can use our lawfully acquired property.

lawfulness

noun
More example sentences
  • Yet by the 19th Century, the Brits were renowned for almost painful ‘Victorian’ rectitude and lawfulness.
  • The court is not able to review the merits, only the lawfulness, of the decision.
  • Judicial review of administrative action usually examines the lawfulness, procedural fairness and rationality of a decision.

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