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Meaning & Definition of Lawful in English

English

Lawful

/lɔfəl/

adjective

1. Conformable to or allowed by law

  • "Lawful methods of dissent"
    synonym:
  • lawful

2. According to custom or rule or natural law

    synonym:
  • lawful
  • ,
  • rule-governed

3. Having a legally established claim

  • "The legitimate heir"
  • "The true and lawful king"
    synonym:
  • true(a)
  • ,
  • lawful
  • ,
  • rightful(a)

4. Authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

  • "A legitimate government"
    synonym:
  • lawful
  • ,
  • legitimate
  • ,
  • licit

Examples of using

He is the lawful owner of the company.