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Adjective
/ˈlôfəl/,
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Conforming to, permitted by, or recognized by law or rules,
  1. Conforming to, permitted by, or recognized by law or rules
    • - it is an offense to carry a weapon in public without lawful authority
  2. (of a child) Born within a lawful marriage


  1. conformable to or allowed by law; "lawful methods of dissent"
  2. according to custom or rule or natural law
  3. true(a): having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"
  4. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government"
  5. (lawfully) legitimately: in a manner acceptable to common custom; "you cannot do this legitimately!"
  6. (lawfulness) the quality of conforming to law
  7. Law is a system of rules, usually enforced through a set of institutions. It shapes politics, economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a primary social mediator of relations between people. Contract law regulates everything from buying a bus ticket to trading on derivatives markets. ...
  8. Conforming to, permitted by, or recognised by law or rules
  9. (lawfulness) Property of being lawful, of obeying the law
  10. Authorized; sanctioned; not contrary to nor forbidden by law; constitutional.
  11. compatible with the will of a judge having jurisdiction.
  12. That which is not forbidden by law. Id omne licitum est, quod non est legibus prohibitum, quamobrem, quod, lege permittente, fit, poenam non meretur. To be valid a contract must be lawful.
  13. Licit; legally warranted or authorized.
  14. That which is permitted by law.