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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
lawful + -ness (Wiktionary)