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- n. Property of being lawful, of obeying the law.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being lawful or conformable to law; legality; rightfulness: as, the lawfulness of an action does not always prove its propriety or expedience.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of conforming to law
Violence, less and less embarrassed by the limits imposed by centuries of lawfulness, is brazenly and victoriously striding across the whole world, unconcerned that its infertility has been demonstrated and proved many times in history.
All the physical and chemical laws that are known to play an important part in the life of organisms are of this statistical kind; any other kind of lawfulness and orderliness that one might think of is being perpetually disturbed and made inoperative by the unceasing heat motion of the atoms., reply
As Lord Dyson sharply put it in his lead judgment yesterday: "For political reasons, it was convenient to take a risk as to the lawfulness of the policy that was being applied and blame the courts if the policy was declared to be unlawful."
Facts first, find the how if done and it's lawfulness.
In a recent agreement with Lebanon, which is already disputing the lawfulness of Israel's gas claims, Iran, of all countries, will help with oil and gas exploration off the Lebanese coast.
The CIA’s increasing role in targeted killings using drones in Pakistan and other countries with no transparency or demonstrated accountability raises grave concerns about the lawfulness of the attacks, Human Rights Watch said.
The lawfulness of a targeted killing hinges in part on the applicable international law, which is determined by the context in which the attack takes place, Human Rights Watch said.
“I never got why looking at graphic images of abortion should change your opinion about its morality or lawfulness.”
I never got why looking at graphic images of abortion should change your opinion about its morality or lawfulness.
They must be found and brought to trial, without killing still more innocents and wrecking still more the fragile "sukkot" of lawfulness.
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