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lawful

adjective uk   /ˈlɔː.fəl/  us   /ˈlɑː-/ formal
allowed by the law: Judge Keenan concluded that the surveillance had been lawful. He said he was going about his lawful business as a journalist.
lawfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
Translations of “lawful”
in Korean 합법적인…
in Arabic قانوني…
in Portuguese legal, legítimo…
in Catalan legal, legítim…
in Japanese 合法の…
in Italian legale, legittimo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 合法的,依法的…
in Russian законный…
in Turkish yasal, kanunî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 合法的,依法的…
in Polish legalny…
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