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lawful

law·ful

lawful

 
pronunciation:
law fl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: permitted by law; legal.
synonyms:
legal, legitimate, licit
antonyms:
criminal, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, lawless, unlawful, wrongful
similar words:
admissible, allowable, authorized, constitutional, legit, permissible, rightful, sanctioned
definition 2: sanctioned or recognized by law.
the lawful heir to the throne
synonyms:
legal, legitimate, licit
antonyms:
illegal, illegitimate, unlawful
similar words:
authorized, legit, recognized, right, rightful, sanctioned, true
definition 3: following the law; law-abiding.
lawful citizens
synonyms:
compliant, duteous, dutiful, law-abiding, obedient
antonyms:
criminal, lawless
similar words:
deferential, loyal, right, submissive, upright, upstanding, yielding
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derivations: lawfully (adv.), lawfulness (n.)