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Synonyms for lawful
ˈlɔ fəllaw·ful

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  1. lawfuladjective

    just, legitimate, permissible, licit


  2. lawfuladjective

    Conforming to, permitted by, or recognised by law or rules.

    just, legitimate, permissible, licit


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lawful

    legal, permissible, orderly, right, allowable, fair, constitutional, rightful, legitimate

    illegal, impermissible, unlawful, wrong, lawless, unfair

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lawfuladjective

    conformable to or allowed by law

    "lawful methods of dissent"

    rule-governed, licit, rightful(a), true(a), legitimate

    outlaw(a), lawless, illegitimate, wrongful, illegal, irregular, wide-open, unlawful

  2. lawful, rule-governedadjective

    according to custom or rule or natural law

    rule-governed, licit, rightful(a), true(a), legitimate

    illegitimate, lawless, illegal, wide-open, outlaw(a), wrongful, unlawful, irregular

  3. true(a), lawful, rightful(a)adjective

    having a legally established claim

    "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"

    wide-open, irregular, unlawful, illegitimate, lawless, outlaw(a), wrongful, illegal

  4. lawful, legitimate, licitadjective

    authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

    "a legitimate government"

    rule-governed, licit, logical, rightful(a), true(a), legitimate

    unlawful, lawless, wide-open, illegitimate, illegal, irregular, outlaw(a), wrongful

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lawfuladjective

    legal, legalized, legitimate, constitutional

  2. lawfuladjective

    allowable, permissible

  3. lawfuladjective

    rightful, just, proper

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lawfuladjective

    legal, legitimate, licit, legalized


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "lawful":

    licit, legitimate, legal, rightful, statutory, legally

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  1. John Richardson:

    The US Navy will continue to conduct routine and lawful operations around the world, in order to protect the rights, freedoms and lawful uses of sea and airspace guaranteed to all.

  2. Carol Swain:

    BLM does not want young Black men and women to know the importance of individual choice in determining how an encounter with police will end. Instead of modeling lawful behavior, BLM and progressive politicians in Congress seem to hold the regressive belief that Black people are always right even when they are clearly wrong, many progressives — White and Black — hold a dangerous belief that black people are justified in challenging and disobeying lawful police orders. This encourages a dangerous double standard that erodes the rule of law and contributes to more criminal behavior.

  3. Maupassant:

    A lawful kiss is never worth a stolen one.

  4. H.L. Mencken:

    It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    I think our President, having seen some of these really weird interpretations of the executive orders that he's put out, I think he's more understanding now that we need judges who follow the law, not make law, the judges don't get to psychoanalyze the President to see if the order he issues is lawful. It's either lawful or it's not. I think that it will be real important for America to have judges in the model of Judge (Neil) Gorsuch and (the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin) Scalia, people who serve under the law, under the Constitution, not above it, and they are faithful to the law. They honor it and don't try to remake it as they'd like it to be.

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