Origin of lawful
Examples from the Web for lawfully
The DEA will continue to work with state officials so the state can lawfully obtain the seeds.
Dreamers, he says, “are considered to be lawfully present despite lacking valid immigration status.”
Thanks to the Obama directive, Dreamers soon will be lawfully present.
At the bottom of the form, he scrawled, “Insufficient information provided to lawfully issue subpoena.”
All must agree that the direct tax was lawfully and constitutionally laid and that it was rightfully and correctly collected.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|Grover Cleveland
No Hebrew court could lawfully meet on a Sabbath or a feast day, or on a day preceding a Sabbath or a feast day.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)|Walter M. Chandler
It was doubtful whether Scotch seamen could be lawfully pressed by the king in England.A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688|David Hannay
But this is not one of those accidental evils, which may be lawfully done, though unlawfully commanded.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)|Richard Baxter
He therefore had felt himself free; and, "by the inspiration of the Most High, had lawfully married another woman."History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.|James Anthony Froude
British Dictionary definitions for lawfully
Word Origin and History for lawfully
c.1300, laghful; cf. Old Norse logfullr (see law). Related: Lawfully; lawfulness.