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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Note:  In  some  of  the  States,  and  for  some  purposes,  a  woman 
  attains  lawful  age  at  eighteen.  --Abbott. 
  Syn:  Legal;  constitutional;  allowable;  regular;  rightful. 
  Usage:  {Lawful},  {Legal}.  Lawful  means  conformable  to  the 
  principle,  spirit,  or  essence  of  the  law,  and  is 
  applicable  to  moral  as  well  as  juridical  law.  Legal 
  means  conformable  to  the  letter  or  rules  of  the  law  as 
  it  is  administered  in  the  courts;  conformable  to 
  juridical  law.  Legal  is  often  used  as  antithetical  to 
  equitable,  but  lawful  is  seldom  used  in  that  sense  -- 
  {Law"ful*ly},  adv  --  {Law"ful*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  quality  of  conforming  to  law  [ant:  {unlawfulness}] 

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