Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
lawful /'lɔ:ful/
  • tính từ
    • hợp pháp, đúng luật
      • to come of lawful age: đến tuổi công dân
    • chính thống
Concise Dictionary
+conformable to or allowed by law
+according to custom or rule or natural law
+having a legally established claim
+authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 legal, licit, legitimate, de jure, constitutional, just, rightful, valid, proper:
I am the lawful heir.
2 permissible, allowable, justifiable, authorized, allowed, permitted:
It is not lawful to let your dog foul the footpath.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
(formal) allowed or recognized by law; legal: his lawful heir / wife + Can an act that causes death ever be lawful?
lawfully adverb: a lawfully elected government + The jury agreed that the doctor had acted lawfully.

lawful / legal
Lawful and legal can both mean 'allowed by law': by lawful/legal means. Lawful tends to be used in technical or literary contexts. The same is true of the opposites, unlawful and illegal, but illegal is used especially about criminal activities. Legal also means 'connected with the law':
the US legal system.
Collocation Dictionary


be | become | consider sth, deem sth


This is a perfectly lawful activity.

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