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- adj. Pertaining to or adhering to the law; lawful; legal.
- adv. Lawfully; legally.
- adj. Alternative form of lowly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
From Middle English lawelyche, from Old English lahlīċ ("lawful, legal"), from Old Norse lǫgligr ("lawful, legal"), equivalent to law + -ly. Cognate with Icelandic löglegur ("legal"), Swedish laglig ("legal"), Danish lovlig ("legal"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English laweliche, laȝelice, from Old English lahlīċe ("lawfully, legally"), equivalent to law + -ly. Cognate with Icelandic löglega ("legally"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English lawly, Northern variant of Middle English lowly, louly, louelich, equivalent to law (“low”) + -ly. More at lowly. (Wiktionary)