lawful means


lawful means
legitimate way, way which is allowed by law

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lawful — Law ful, a. 1. Conformable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; competent. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituted or authorized by law; rightful; as, the lawful owner of lands. [1913 Webster] {Lawful age}, the age when the law recognizes one s right of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lawful age — Lawful Law ful, a. 1. Conformable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; competent. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituted or authorized by law; rightful; as, the lawful owner of lands. [1913 Webster] {Lawful age}, the age when the law recognizes one s right …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lawful —  , legal  In many contexts the words can be used interchangeably, but not always. Lawful means permissible under the law (lawful behavior, lawful protest). Legal has that meaning plus the additional sense of relating to the law, as in legal… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • lawful, legal —    In many contexts the words can be used interchangeably, but not always. Lawful means permissible under the law ( lawful behavior, lawful protest ). Legal has that meaning plus the additional sense of relating to the law, as in legal system and …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • lawful, legal —    In many contexts the words can be used interchangeably, but not always. Lawful means permissible under the law ( lawful behavior, lawful protest ). Legal has that meaning plus the additional sense of relating to the law, as in legal system and …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • Lawful interception — (aka wiretapping) is the interception of telecommunications by law enforcement agencies (LEA s) and intelligence services, in accordance with local law and after following due process and receiving proper authorization from competent… …   Wikipedia

  • lawful issue — Formerly, statutes governing wills used this phrase to specify children born to married parents, and to exclude those born out of wedlock. Now, the phrase means the same as the words issue and lineal descendant. Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates… …   Law dictionary

  • Lawful Money — Any form of currency issued by the United States Treasury and not the Federal Reserve System, including gold and silver coins, Treasury notes, and Treasury bonds. Lawful money stands in contrast to fiat money, to which the government assigns… …   Investment dictionary

  • Lawful enemy combatant — The term lawful enemy combatant is defined in the Military Commissions Act of 2006; the term is used as an exclusionary term to prevent most of those who qualify under the definition from being an unlawful enemy combatant.Definition:(2) LAWFUL… …   Wikipedia

  • lawful — legal, lawful, legitimate, licit 1. All four words share the basic meaning ‘conforming to the law’. Something is legal when it is authorized by the law of the land, legitimate when it conforms to custom or common justice, and lawful (a more old… …   Modern English usage


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