lawful

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From Middle English laweful, equivalent to law +‎ -ful, conflated with Middle English leful, leeful, leveful (according to law, lawful, pertaining to law). See also leveful.

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lawful (comparative more lawful, superlative most lawful)

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

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