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1. lawful

adjective. ['ˈlɔfəl'] authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law.

Synonyms

  • legitimate
  • licit

Antonyms

  • invalid
  • ineligible
  • unperceptive

Etymology

  • laweful (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Lawful

  • soffel

Example sentences of the word lawful


1. Adjective
Prove that you are the lawful owner of the property and have the right to sell it.

Quotes containing the word lawful


1. RésuméRazors pain you,Rivers are damp,Acids stain you,And drugs cause cramp.Guns aren't lawful,Nooses give,Gas smells awful.You might as well live.
- Dorothy Parker, Enough Rope

2. Lawful good to lawful evil!"said Simon, pleased."He's quoting Dungeons and Dragons,"said Clary. "Ignore him.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

3. Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
- Thomas a Kempis

2. lawful

adjective. ['ˈlɔfəl'] having a legally established claim.

Synonyms

  • true
  • rightful

Antonyms

  • inattentive
  • indirect
  • horizontal

Etymology

  • laweful (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. lawful

adjective. ['ˈlɔfəl'] according to custom or rule or natural law.

Synonyms

  • rule-governed

Antonyms

  • inclined
  • dishonest

Etymology

  • laweful (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. lawful

adjective. ['ˈlɔfəl'] conformable to or allowed by law.

Synonyms

  • law-abiding
  • observant
  • straight
  • square
  • lawfulness

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • illegal
  • unlawfulness
  • illegality

Etymology

  • laweful (Middle English (1100-1500))
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