• (adj): According to custom or rule or natural law.
    Synonyms: orderly, rule-governed
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on lawful:

Catholic Probabilism - Æquiprobabilism
... quiprobabilism holds that it is not lawful to follow the less safe opinion when the safe opinion is certainly more probable that it is not lawful to act on the less safe opinion even when it is ... In a new dissertation he laid down the two propositions that it is lawful to act on the less safe opinion, when it is equally probable with the safe opinion, and that it is ...
Article 5 Of The European Convention On Human Rights
... the lawful detention of a person after conviction by a competent court b ... the lawful arrest or detention of a person for non-compliance with the lawful order of a court or in order to secure the fulfilment of any obligation prescribed by ... the lawful arrest or detention of a person effected for the purpose of bringing him before the competent legal authority on reasonable suspicion of ...
Saint Cuthbert (Dungeons & Dragons) - Fictional History
... His alignment has been variously interpreted as lawful neutral (lawful good tendencies) and lawful good (lawful neutral tendencies) ...
Data Discrimination - Proposed Policies - Verizon-Google Legislative Framework Proposal
... access from service from-- Sending and receiving lawful content of their choice Running lawful applications and using lawful services of their choice and Connecting their choice of legal devices ...
Synod Of Cashel - Acts of The Synod
... I That the faithful throughout Ireland do contract and observe lawful marriages rejecting those with their relations either by consanguinity or affinity ... parts and bequeathing one for the children and another for the lawful wife and the third for the funeral obsequies ... And if haply they have no lawful progeny, let the goods be divided into two parts between himself and his wife ...

More definitions of "lawful":

  • (adj): Conformable to or allowed by law.
    Example: "Lawful methods of dissent"
  • (adj): Having a legally established claim.
    Example: "The true and lawful king"
    Synonyms: true, rightful
  • (adj): Authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law.
    Synonyms: legitimate, licit

Famous quotes containing the word lawful:

    All things are lawful for me, but not all things are beneficial.
    Bible: New Testament, 1 Corinthians 6:12.

    Not all that tempts your wand’ring eyes
    And heedless hearts, is lawful prize;
    Nor all that glisters, gold.
    Thomas Gray (1716–1771)

    All things are lawful there that may delight
    Nature or unrestrained appetite.
    Like and enjoy, to will and act is one;
    We only sin when love’s rites are not done.
    Thomas Carew (1589–1639)