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- lawfull (obsolete)
- (law) Conforming to, or recognised by the laws of society.
- Operating according to some law or fundamental principle.
- 1776, Jeremy Bentham, “A Short Review of the Declaration”, in John Lind, An Anſwer to the Declaration of the American Congress, London: Thomas Cadell, page 121:
- Or would they have it believed, that there is in their ſelves ſome ſuperior ſanctity, ſome peculiar privilege, by which theſe things are lawful to them, which are unlawful to all the world beſides?
- 2014, George Ortega, Free Will: Its Refutation, Societal Cost and Role in Climate Change Denial:
- […] so that the person's actions are merely the inevitable product of lawful causes stemming from prior events […]
conforming to or recognised by law or rules
lawful (plural lawfuls)
- Alternative form of