Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

lawful +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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