What does lawful mean?

Definitions for lawful
ˈlɔ fəllaw·ful

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lawful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawful(adj)

    conformable to or allowed by law

    "lawful methods of dissent"

  2. lawful, rule-governed(adj)

    according to custom or rule or natural law

  3. true(a), lawful, rightful(a)(adj)

    having a legally established claim

    "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"

  4. lawful, legitimate, licit(adj)

    authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

    "a legitimate government"


  1. lawful(Adjective)

    Conforming to, permitted by, or recognised by law or rules.

  2. Origin: From laweful, equivalent to , conflated with leful, leeful, leveful. See also leveful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lawful(adj)

    conformable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; competent

  2. Lawful(adj)

    constituted or authorized by law; rightful; as, the lawful owner of lands

How to pronounce lawful?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say lawful in sign language?

  1. lawful


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lawful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lawful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of lawful in a Sentence

  1. Edward Gallagher:

    The question is, it is lawful ?

  2. Maupassant:

    A lawful kiss is never worth a stolen one.

  3. Larry Noble:

    It was not at all clear that these were all lawful.

  4. Mayor Jennifer Roberts:

    Last night was what a lawful demonstration looks like.

  5. Ken Paxton:

    SB 4 is constitutional, lawful and a vital step in securing our borders.

Images & Illustrations of lawful

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