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  • 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


  • Officer "Acted Lawfully" in Weekend Shooting
    An Evansville Police Officer involved in a weekend shootout "acted lawfully" according to department guidelines. Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'
  • Minister 'lawfully adopts BMAP'
    The environment minister says a long-delayed planning framework for greater Belfast is now operational. Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'
  • Defense for Alabama murder suspect cites 'stand your ground' law
    (Reuters) - An Alabama man charged with stabbing his cousin to death inside the victim's home was lawfully standing his ground, his lawyers told jurors in a trial that concluded its second day on Tuesday, while prosecutors called him a murderer. Kenny Dewayne Adams, 36, is charged with one count of murder in the Dec. 31, 2012, death of Yancy Metz Foster, 34, w Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'

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