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Lawfully Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • by law; conforming to the law; "we are lawfully wedded now"
  • in a manner acceptable to common custom; "you cannot do this legitimately!"

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'Lawfully' example sentence in quotations

* Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws. - Pope Pius XI

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Lawfully Sample Sentences in News

  • Asylum seekers 'lawfully' detained on Customs vessel, High Court rules
    The Australian government's detainment of 157 asylum seekers on the high seas for a month has been found to be lawful, the High Court has ruled. Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'
  • Fatal DUI police pursuit near Gold Bar was lawful, says county prosecutor
    GOLD BAR — Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies acted lawfully when they pursued a drunken driver who ultimately died in a crash on eastbound U.S. 2 in 2013, prosecutors say. Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'
  • Task force: Implement driving-privilege cards for undocumented motorists
    Delaware should implement a system that enables undocumented residents to drive lawfully upon meeting all the same requirements of licensed drivers, according to a report issued by the Undocumented Motorist Safety and Insurance Task Force. Such a system would make Delaware’s roadways safer, and would give accident victims more recourse when they’re in a collis Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'

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