Definition of lawful:
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.
To constitute an insurrection within the meaning of the Constitution, there must be a rising against those laws which are recognized as such by the Constitution; and, to make out a case of domestic violence, the violence must be exerted against that right or power which is recognized by the Constitution as lawful.- "Slavery and the Constitution", William Ingersoll Bowditch.
- "Desperate Remedies", Thomas Hardy.
- "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.