quasi lawful

lawful

[law-fuhl]
adjective
1.
allowed or permitted by law; not contrary to law: a lawful enterprise.
2.
recognized or sanctioned by law; legitimate: a lawful marriage; a lawful heir.
3.
appointed or recognized by law; legally qualified: a lawful king.
4.
acting or living according to the law; law-abiding: a lawful man; a lawful community.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English laghful. See law1, -ful

lawfully, adverb
lawfulness, noun
prelawful, adjective
prelawfully, adverb
prelawfulness, noun
quasi-lawful, adjective
quasi-lawfully, adverb


1. legal. 2. licit.
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lawful (ˈlɔːfʊl)
 
adj
allowed, recognized, or sanctioned by law; legal
 
'lawfully
 
adv
 
'lawfulness
 
n

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lawful
c.1300, laghful; cf. O.N. logfullr (see law).
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