Synonyms of lawful


1. lawful (vs. unlawful), law-abiding, observant, legal, straight#6, square

usage: conformable to or allowed by law; "lawful methods of dissent"

2. lawful, rule-governed, regular (vs. irregular)

usage: according to custom or rule or natural law

3. true(prenominal), lawful, rightful(prenominal), legitimate (vs. illegitimate)

usage: having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"

4. lawful, legitimate, licit, legal (vs. illegal)

usage: authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government"

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Definition and meaning of lawful (Dictionary)