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view main entry for lawfuladjective formal  /ˈlɔːf(ə)l/
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noun [uncountable]
lawfulness noun [uncountable]The law, laws and parts of laws: act, bill, bylaw, case law, charter, civil law, civil liberties, civil rights, claim, clause

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