lawful: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (lô'ful), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- allowed or permitted by law; not contrary to law: a lawful enterprise.
- recognized or sanctioned by law; legitimate: a lawful marriage; a lawful heir.
- appointed or recognized by law; legally qualified: a lawful king.
- acting or living according to the law; law-abiding: a lawful man; a lawful community.