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Synonyms for lawfully

in a manner acceptable to common custom

by law


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lawfully married, my son (whatever his faults and failings may be) is a gentleman.
In London I could obtain the legal opinion which would tell me whether I were lawfully married to Eustace or not.
One party to a contract may violate it--break it, so to speak; but does it not require all to lawfully rescind it?
But if the destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is LESS perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity.
It follows from these views that no State upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union; that Resolves and Ordinances to that effect are legally void; and that acts of violence, within any State or States, against the authority of the United States, are insurrectionary or revolutionary, according to circumstances.
Astor, though intrusted to them in confidence, and dependent, in a great measure, upon secrecy at the outset for its success, and inquired whether they, as British subjects, could lawfully engage in it.
And let my husband--my lawfully wedded husband--read it aloud--if he dare
Elton, that the door was to be lawfully shut on them, and that they were to have a teteatete drive.
He did not even have to argue the point that she would be much happier amidst the luxuries of a London apartment, fortified as she would be by both his love and his bank account, than lawfully wed to such a one as her social position warranted.
He changed his countenance at this discourse, and asked me how I came to have so much good-will for him; and, looking very much pleased, said he might very lawfully wish he was a single man for my sake.
has agreed to pay over $2M to resolve allegations that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by failing to refund a type of up-front lease payment to 492 servicemembers who lawfully terminated their motor vehicle leases early.
Kethi allegedly used the slip to claim that she had been lawfully registered as a voter at Ngong Forest Primary School in Nairobi.
POLICE forces can lawfully destroy a dog if it's deemed to be dangerous - and either a vet, council, or the police themselves can make that decision.
Essex Police argued that Mr Barrymore could have been lawfully arrested by another officer, meaning that only an award of nominal damages should be made, rather than the "substantial" sum sought by the star.
Essex Police argued Mr Barrymore could have been lawfully arrested by another officer, so his "substantial" damages claim should not be brought.