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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


  • U.S. top court backs police in car brake-light confusion case
    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a police officer in North Carolina lawfully stopped a car with a faulty brake light - and then found a stash of cocaine in the vehicle - even though driving with one working light is not illegal in the state. ... Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'
  • Press Releases: Launch of In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Children in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with ...
    Launch of In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Children in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with Parents Lawfully Present in the United States Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 3, 2014 Today, the United States is announcing the official launch of an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provid Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'
  • US Supreme Court backs police in car brake-light confusion case
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a police officer in North Carolina lawfully stopped a car with a faulty brake light - and then found a stash of cocaine in the vehicle - even though driving with one working light is not illegal in the state. Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'

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