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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

  • Attorneys: Cleveland police officer lawfully fired final rounds at end of 137-shot barrage
    Attorneys for a Cleveland police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects say their client lawfully fired the final rounds of a 137-shot barrage that killed the pair after a high-speed chase in November 2012. Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'
  • Lawyers: Cleveland officer lawfully fired last of 137 shots
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Charges against a police officer who jumped on the hood of a car and fired the final rounds of a 137-shot barrage that killed a pair of unarmed suspects should be dismissed because he believed his life was in danger, his attorneys said. Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'
  • AG Goes to Court to Stop ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’
    SACRAMENTO- California Attorney General Kamala Harris is going to court to stop the so-called “Sodomite Suppression Act.” The act was lawfully submitted to California’s Attorney General as a ballot initiative idea almost a month ago. Then, legal experts said there was no way Harris couldn’t push it forward to the voters, but she and many in […] Read more on this news related to 'Lawfully'

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