Synonyms for lawful

Synonyms for (adjective) lawful

Synonyms: lawful

Definition: conformable to or allowed by law

Usage: lawful methods of dissent

Similar words: law-abiding, observant

Definition: (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs

Usage: law-abiding citizens; observant of the speed limit


Synonyms: legitimate, licit, lawful

Definition: authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

Usage: a legitimate government

Similar words: legal

Definition: established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules


Synonyms: lawful, true, rightful

Definition: having a legally established claim

Usage: the legitimate heir; the true and lawful king

Similar words: legitimate

Definition: of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful


Synonyms: rule-governed, lawful

Definition: according to custom or rule or natural law

Similar words: regular

Definition: in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle

Usage: his regular calls on his customers; regular meals; regular duties