What does the word lawful mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Lawfully.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Permitted by law; right; just.

Usage examples for lawful

  1. In a gadly way you may; it is lawful. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  2. I'm your lawful wife, and if I'm low now, it's your fault, for you drove me to it. – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood
  3. He waited for the Frenchman, and coolly shot him through the body, and instantly seized his horse as lawful prize; had the rifle missed fire he was gone. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees