noun see lawful

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  • lawfulness — index legality, legitimacy, validity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lawfulness — lawful law‧ful [ˈlɔːfl ǁ ˈlɒː ] adjective LAW allowed by law; = LEGAL: • The owner has the right to use the property for any lawful purpose. lawfully adverb : • a product that has been lawfully produced in a member state of the European Union …   Financial and business terms

  • lawfulness — noun Property of being lawful, of obeying the law. His extreme lawfulness made him righteous, but did it make him merciful? …   Wiktionary

  • lawfulness — lawful ► ADJECTIVE ▪ conforming to, permitted by, or recognized by law or rules. DERIVATIVES lawfully adverb lawfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Lawfulness — Lawful Law ful, a. 1. Conformable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; competent. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituted or authorized by law; rightful; as, the lawful owner of lands. [1913 Webster] {Lawful age}, the age when the law recognizes one s right …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lawfulness — See lawfully. * * * …   Universalium

  • lawfulness — Synonyms and related words: actionability, admissibility, admissibleness, allowableness, applicability, constitutional validity, constitutionalism, constitutionality, defensibility, drumhead justice, due process, dueness, equitableness, equity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lawfulness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. authenticity, validity, legitimacy; see legality . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The state or quality of being within the law: legality, legitimacy, legitimateness, licitness. See LAW …   English dictionary for students

  • lawfulness — sb. == sense of justice. O. and N. 1739 …   Oldest English Words

  • lawfulness — law·ful·ness || lɔːfÊŠlnɪs n. quality of being lawful, legality, state of being permitted by law …   English contemporary dictionary

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