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Definition of lawful:

  1. Conformable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; competent.
  2. Constituted or authorized by law; rightful; as, the lawful owner of lands.

Synonyms:

canonical, ruled, logical, legitimatized, mandated, rightful, valid, official, conformable with the law, according to fiat, licit, legit, judged, established, true, law-abiding, decreed, commanded, adjudged, legitimate, legislated, observant, orderly, legalized, within the law, enforced, regular, ordained, rule-governed, innocent, permitted, protected, law, ordered, in conformity to the law, according to edict, enacted, passed, vested, enjoined.

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