lawfulness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English laufulnes, lahfulnesse, equivalent to lawful +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

lawfulness (countable and uncountable, plural lawfulnesses)

  1. Property of being lawful, of obeying the law.
    His extreme lawfulness made him righteous, but did it make him merciful?