Lawful Definition

In conformity with the principles of the law; permitted by law.
A lawful act.
Webster's New World
Recognized by or established by law; just or valid.
Lawful debts.
Webster's New World
Obeying the law; law-abiding.
Webster's New World
Permissible; not contravening a law.
Webster's New World Law

Origin of Lawful

  • From Middle English laweful, equivalent to law +"Ž -ful, conflated with Middle English leful, leeful, leveful (“according to law, lawful, pertaining to law"). See also leveful.

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