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conformable to or allowed by law
"lawful methods of dissent"
according to custom or rule or natural law
true(a), lawful, rightful(a)adjective
having a legally established claim
"the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"
lawful, legitimate, licitadjective
authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
"a legitimate government"
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This freedom of navigation operation upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging the restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Vietnam, and Taiwan.
Its goal was to destroy Filat as a person, in the most humiliating and crushing manner possible. We will seek a fair trial outside Moldova and will find a lawful ruling.
The president’s revised immigration order is constitutional, lawful, addresses the 9thCircuit’s concerns and is a vital step in securing our borders, a temporary pause in the national refugee program will give the government time to review and determine how we can improve the screening process for foreign nationals seeking to enter the U.S. from six countries designated as ‘countries of concern’.
I certainly agree that there were times when CIA officers exceeded the policy guidance that was given and the authorized techniques that were approved and determined to be lawful, they went outside of the bounds. ... I will leave to others to how they might want to label those activities. But for me, it was something that is certainly regrettable.
President Trump promised voters he would return this country to a lawful system of immigration, and this Justice Department is committed to fulfilling that promise by rooting out fraud and abuse, we will not tolerate fraud at any level, and will bring those who engage in fraud to justice.
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- rechtsmäßig, legal, gesetzlichGerman
- lainmukainen, laillinenFinnish
- dligheachScottish Gaelic
- törvényes, törvényszerűHungarian
- gesetzlechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- rechtmatig, wettigDutch
- правомерный, легальный, законныйRussian
- berättigad, laglig, rättmätigSwedish
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