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Legal vs. Lawful — What's the Difference?

Legal vs. Lawful — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Legal and Lawful

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Legal

Of, relating to, or concerned with law
Legal papers.
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Lawful

Being within the law; allowed by law
Lawful methods of dissent.
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Legal

Established or recognized by law
A legal right.
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Lawful

Established, sanctioned, or recognized by the law
The lawful heir.
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Legal

Authorized by law
The legal owner.
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Lawful

Obeying the law; law-abiding.
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Legal

Established legally other than by statute, as by a judicial opinion
A legal authority.
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Lawful

(legal) Conforming to, or recognised by the laws of society.
Lawful money is always a land asset and can only be issued by an actual land jurisdiction government — not a corporation.
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Legal

In conformity with or permitted by law
Legal business operations.
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Lawful

Operating according to some law or fundamental principle.
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Legal

Recognized or enforced by law rather than by equity.
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Lawful

(role-playing games) A character having a lawful alignment.
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Legal

In terms of or created by the law
A legal offense.
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Lawful

Conformable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; competent.
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Legal

Applicable to or characteristic of attorneys or their profession.
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Lawful

Constituted or authorized by law; rightful; as, the lawful owner of lands.
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Legal

Acceptable or allowable under official rules
A legal forward pass.
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Lawful

Conformable to or allowed by law;
Lawful methods of dissent
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Legal

A person who is legally authorized to live and work in a country.
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Lawful

According to custom or rule or natural law
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Legal

A person or department providing legal assistance.
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Lawful

Having a legally established claim;
The legitimate heir
The true and lawful king
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Legal

A legal notice, especially an advertisement.
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Lawful

Authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law;
A legitimate government
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Legal

Relating to the law or to lawyers.
Legal profession
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Legal

Having its basis in the law.
Legal precedent
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Legal

Being allowed or prescribed by law.
Legal motion
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Legal

Following the rules or syntax of a system, such as a game or a programming language.
If you have no legal move, but are not in check the game is a draw.
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Legal

(informal) Above the age of consent or the legal drinking age.
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Legal

(of paper or document layouts) Measuring 8½ in × 14 in (215.9 mm × 355.6 mm) (also legal-size).
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Legal

The legal department of a company.
Legal wants this in writing.
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Legal

Paper in sheets 8½ in × 14 in (215.9 mm × 355.6 mm).
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Legal

(countable) A spy who is attached to, and ostensibly employed by, an embassy, military outpost, etc.
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Legal

Somebody who immigrated lawfully.
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Legal

Created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test; a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything is legal which the laws do not forbid.
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Legal

According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation.
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Legal

Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.
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Legal

Established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
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Legal

Of or relating to jurisprudence;
Legal loophole
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Legal

Having legal efficacy or force;
A sound title to the property
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Legal

Relating to or characteristic of the profession of law;
The legal profession
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Legal

Allowed by official rules;
A legal pass receiver
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