lawful

[law-fuh l] /ˈlɔ fəl/
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
Related forms
lawfully, adverb
lawfulness, noun
prelawful, adjective
prelawfully, adverb
prelawfulness, noun
quasi-lawful, adjective
quasi-lawfully, adverb
Synonyms
1. legal. 2. licit.
British Dictionary definitions for quasi-lawful
lawful (ˈlɔːfʊl)
 
adj
allowed, recognized, or sanctioned by law; legal
 
'lawfully
 
adv
 
'lawfulness
 
n

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Word Origin and History for quasi-lawful
lawful
c.1300, laghful; cf. O.N. logfullr (see law).
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