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Synonyms for lawful
ˈlɔ fəl

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Wiktionary

  1. lawfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    just, legitimate, permissible, licit

    Antonyms:
    unlawful

  2. lawfuladjective

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

    Synonyms:
    just, legitimate, permissible, licit

    Antonyms:
    unlawful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lawful

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

    Antonyms:
    illegal, impermissible, unlawful, wrong, lawless, unfair

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawfuladjective

    conformable to or allowed by law

    "lawful methods of dissent"

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

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

  2. lawful, rule-governedadjective

    according to custom or rule or natural law

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lawfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    legal, legalized, legitimate, constitutional

  2. lawfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    allowable, permissible

  3. lawfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    rightful, just, proper

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lawfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    legal, legitimate, licit, legalized

    Antonyms:
    unlawful

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lawful":

    licit, legitimate, legal, rightful, statutory, legally

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How to use lawful in a sentence?

  1. United States Navy:

    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.

  2. Igor Popa:

    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.

  3. Ken Paxton:

    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’.

  4. Barack Obama:

    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.

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    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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