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Meaning of word lawful from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

lawful   adjective

Meaning : Conformable to or allowed by law.

Example : Lawful methods of dissent.

Contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law.

Unlawful measures.
Unlawful money.
Unlawful hunters.

Meaning : According to custom or rule or natural law.

Synonyms : rule-governed

Meaning : Having a legally established claim.

Example : The legitimate heir.
The true and lawful king.

Synonyms : rightful, true

Meaning : Authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law.

Example : A legitimate government.

Synonyms : legitimate, licit