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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lawful  \Law"ful\,  a. 
  1.  Conformable  to  law;  allowed  by  law;  legitimate;  competent. 
 
  2.  Constituted  or  authorized  by  law;  rightful;  as  the  lawful 
  owner  of  lands. 
 
  {Lawful  age},  the  age  when  the  law  recognizes  one's  right  of 
  independent  action  majority;  --  generally  the  age  of 
  twenty-one  years. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lawful 
  adj  1:  conformable  to  or  allowed  by  law;  "lawful  methods  of 
  dissent"  [ant:  {unlawful}] 
  2:  according  to  custom  or  rule  or  natural  law  [syn:  {orderly}, 
  {rule-governed}] 
  3:  having  a  legally  established  claim;  "the  legitimate  heir"; 
  "the  true  and  lawful  king"  [syn:  {true(a)},  {rightful(a)}] 
  4:  authorized,  sanctioned  by  or  in  accordance  with  law;  "a 
  legitimate  government"  [syn:  {legitimate},  {licit}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  LAWFUL,  adj  Compatible  with  the  will  of  a  judge  having  jurisdiction. 
 
 




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