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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

  • | Marikana strikers not lawfully killed, inqury hears
    Striking miners shot dead by police on 13 and 16 August 2012, at Marikana were not killed lawfully, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard. Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'
  • Anwar’s Appeal: Male Y DNA obtained lawfully
    PUTRAJAYA: Federal Court lead prosecutor, Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said that DNA belonging to Male Y was obtained lawfully. Shafee said that the high court judge had then dismissed the statement from the investigating officer that Anwar had to be held overnight but this dismissal will now be reviewed. Shafee said that the DNA came from the items Anwar h Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'
  • Prince Charles letters: minister’s veto of publication was lawful, court told
    Supreme court hears QC James Eadie open the government’s latest effort in its nine-year campaign to keep the letters secret A senior government minister acted lawfully when he overrode a court and vetoed the publication of secret letters written by Prince Charles, the supreme court heard on Monday. James Eadie, QC for the government, rejected suggestions that th Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'

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