lawful
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lawful
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in compliance with law)
a. legal
The government signed a lawful treaty with the indigenous peoples organization.El gobierno firmó un convenio legal con la organización de pueblos originarios.
b. válido
Her lawyer found a way to deny that it was a lawful contract so she could get out of it.Su abogado halló una manera de negar que fuera un contrato válido por lo que pudo zafarse de él.
2. (allowed by law)
a. lícito
Since his income wasn't derived from lawful activity, he did not report it on his tax return.Como sus ingresos no procedieron de una actividad lícita, no los informó en la declaración de impuestos.
3. (recognized by law)
a. legítimo
Danny is the lawful heir to the throne.Danny es el heredero legítimo al trono.
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lawful
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (legal)
a. legal
2. (rightful)
a. legítimo(a)
3. (not forbidden)
a. lícito(a)
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lawful [ˈlɔːfʊl]
adjective
[+owner, government] legítimo
the home secretary's ruling was not lawful
[+action, behaviour] legítimo; lícito; [+contract] legal; válido
this contract is not lawful are you the lawful owner of this vehicle?
lawful wedded husband legítimo esposo (m); lawful wedded wife legítima esposa (f)
to go about one's lawful [business]
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