Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to or adhering to the law; lawful; legal.
  • adj. Alternative form of lowly.
  • adv. Lawfully; legally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lawful.
  • Lawfully.

Etymologies

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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").

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From Middle English laweliche, laȝelice, from Old English lahlīċe ("lawfully, legally"), equivalent to law +‎ -ly. Cognate with Icelandic löglega ("legally").

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From Middle English lawly, Northern variant of Middle English lowly, louly, louelich, equivalent to law (“low”) +‎ -ly. More at lowly.

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