English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'lawful'

(adjective) 
Definition
allowed, recognized, or sanctioned by law
lawful for the doctors to treat her in whatever way they considered best
Synonyms
legal
What I did was perfectly legal.
, ,
just
She fought honestly for a just cause and for freedom.
, ,
valid
For foreign holidays you will need a valid passport.
,
warranted
,
legitimate
They have demanded the restoration of the legitimate government.
, ,
rightful
The car must be returned to its rightful owner.
,
permissible
He said it was not permissible to postpone the case any longer.
,
legalized
, ,
licit
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of just
Definition
fair and right
She fought honestly for a just cause and for freedom.
in the sense of legitimate
Definition
authorized by or in accordance with law
They have demanded the restoration of the legitimate government.
Synonyms
sanctioned,
statutory,
kosher (informal),
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
legit (slang),
licit
in the sense of permissible
Definition
permitted or allowable
He said it was not permissible to postpone the case any longer.
Synonyms
permitted,
sanctioned,
kosher (informal),
legit (slang),
licit,
O.K. or okay (informal)

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