Definition of lawfully adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lawfully

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈlɔːfəli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːfəli//
 
(formal)
 
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in a way that is allowed or recognized by law; legally a lawfully elected government The jury agreed that the doctor had acted lawfully. opposite unlawfully