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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAWFULNESS

But it will be proper to consider how far the lawfulness, which Virgil speaks of, extends.

But else there is no necessity of it, and therefore no lawfulness.

In one thing, then, did Francis mishear the edict of lawfulness.

True, you may have a scruple of conscience as to the lawfulness of allowing a sin which you might prevent.

The ministers were consulted regarding the lawfulness of resistance to force.

The denial of the lawfulness of hearing the parish ministers in England.

What could I say to this gentleman when he pressed me to yield to him, and argued the lawfulness of it?

And the lawfulness or unity of all nature only another formula?

Is it asked, how can all this be reconciled with the lawfulness of capital punishment?

Revolution is not the abolition of human government, but a change in its form, and its lawfulness depends on circumstances.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, laghful; cf. Old Norse logfullr (see law). Related: Lawfully; lawfulness.

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