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lawful adj

1 a : being in harmony with the law [a judgment] [a purpose]
b : constituted, authorized, or established by law [a duty]
2 : law-abiding [ citizens]
law·ful·ly adv

law·ful·ness n

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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