conformable to or allowed by law
"lawful methods of dissent"
according to custom or rule or natural law
true(a), lawful, rightful(a)(adj)
having a legally established claim
"the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"
lawful, legitimate, licit(adj)
authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
"a legitimate government"
Conforming to, permitted by, or recognised by law or rules.
Etymology: From laweful, equivalent to , conflated with leful, leeful, leveful. See also leveful.
conformable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; competent
constituted or authorized by law; rightful; as, the lawful owner of lands
In compliance with the law.
The acts of the parliament were in accordance with the law.Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020
The numerical value of lawful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of lawful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of lawful in a Sentence
Its a strong statement that this was not lawful.
We should be careful not to vilify ‘encryption’ itself, which is essential for privacy, data security, and global commerce, but I have personally been briefed on cases where terrorists communicated in darkness and where we couldn’t shine a light, even with a lawful warrant.
I think our President, having seen some of these really weird interpretations of the executive orders that he's put out, I think he's more understanding now that we need judges who follow the law, not make law, the judges don't get to psychoanalyze the President to see if the order he issues is lawful. It's either lawful or it's not. I think that it will be real important for America to have judges in the model of Judge (Neil) Gorsuch and (the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin) Scalia, people who serve under the law, under the Constitution, not above it, and they are faithful to the law. They honor it and don't try to remake it as they'd like it to be.
Impeding Ukraine's lawful transit through Kerch Strait is a violation under international law. It is an arrogant act that the international community must condemn and will never accept.
The Navy follows the lawful orders of the President, we are aware of the President's tweet and we are awaiting further guidance.
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Translations for lawful
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- rechtsmäßig, legal, gesetzlichGerman
- lainmukainen, laillinenFinnish
- dligheachScottish Gaelic
- törvényes, törvényszerűHungarian
- gesetzlechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- rechtmatig, wettigDutch
- правомерный, легальный, законныйRussian
- berättigad, laglig, rättmätigSwedish
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