lawful

Part of speech: adverb

Lawfully.

Part of speech: noun

Lawfulness.

Part of speech: adjective

Permitted by law; right; just.

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Usage examples "lawful":

  1. In a gadly way you may; it is lawful. - "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", 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", 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", William Surtees.