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Definition of Lawful


  1. Conformable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; competent.
  2. Constituted or authorized by law; rightful; as, the lawful owner of lands.

Lawful Quotations

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Anton Chekhov

Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.
Immanuel Kant

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
Robert E. Lee

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

There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
John Ruskin
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Lawful Translations

lawful in Italian is legittimo, legale
lawful in Latin is legitiums, canonicus, iustus
lawful in Norwegian is rettsmessig, lovlig
lawful in Swedish is laglig
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