Definitions of lawful

  1. according to custom or rule or natural law Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. conformable to or allowed by law; "lawful methods of dissent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Conformable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; competent. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Constituted or authorized by law; rightful; as, the lawful owner of lands. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. According to established rule or custom; just; as, lawful acts; rightful; as, lawful ownership of property. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. According to law: legal: constituted by law: rightful. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. According to law; rightful; permitted by law. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Permitted by law; right; just. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Conformable to law; allowed by law; constituted by law; rightful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Conformable to law; allowed by law; legal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for lawful

  1. Moreover, if a stranger did come on any lawful business, he might ask his way at the shop. – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing
  2. " It is now lawful for me to make love," said David; " but I should do so with a better grace if I had your permission and approval." – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris