lawfully

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lawfully, lawfulliche, lawefulliche; equivalent to lawful +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

lawfully (comparative more lawfully, superlative most lawfully)

  1. Conforming to the law; legally

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From laweful +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlau̯(ə)fuliː/, /ˈlau̯(ə)fuliːtʃ(ə)/

Adverb[edit]

lawfully

  1. Lawfully; in a way allowed by the law or legal system.
  2. In a morally or religiously correct or approved way.
  3. In an appropriate, justifiable or warrantable way.
  4. (rare) In a way that remains true to one's superiors.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: lawfully

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