AskDefine | Define lawfulness

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lawfulness n : the quality of conforming to law [ant: unlawfulness]

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Noun

lawfulness
  1. Property of being lawful, of obeying the law.
    His extreme lawfulness made him righteous, but did it make him merciful?

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