Antonyms of adj unlawful

5 senses of unlawful

Sense 1
improper, unconventional, unlawful -- (not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices")

INDIRECT (VIA irregular) -> regular -- (in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties")

Sense 2
unlawful (vs. lawful) -- (contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters")

lawful (vs. unlawful) -- (conformable to or allowed by law; "lawful methods of dissent")
        => law-abiding, observant -- ((of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs; "law-abiding citizens"; "observant of the speed limit")

Sense 3
unlawful -- (not morally right or permissible; "unlawful love")

INDIRECT (VIA illicit) -> licit -- (sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality; "a wife's licit love")

Sense 4
unlawful, wrongful -- (having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to the throne")

INDIRECT (VIA illegitimate) -> legitimate -- (of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful)

Sense 5
illegitimate, illicit, outlaw (prenominal), outlawed, unlawful -- (contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures")

INDIRECT (VIA illegal) -> legal -- (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)

Similarity of adj unlawful

5 senses of unlawful

Sense 1
improper, unconventional, unlawful -- (not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices")
       => irregular (vs. regular) -- (contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices")

Sense 2
unlawful (vs. lawful) -- (contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters")
       => lawless, outlaw (prenominal) -- (disobedient to or defiant of law; "lawless bands roaming the plains")
       => wide-open, lawless -- (lax in enforcing laws; "a wide-open town")
       => wrongful -- (unlawfully violating the rights of others; "wrongful death"; "a wrongful diversion of trust income")
          Also See-> crooked#2, corrupt#2; illegal#1

Sense 3
unlawful -- (not morally right or permissible; "unlawful love")
       => illicit (vs. licit) -- (contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention; "an illicit association with his secretary")

Sense 4
unlawful, wrongful -- (having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to the throne")
       => illegitimate (vs. legitimate) -- (of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful)

Sense 5
illegitimate, illicit, outlaw (prenominal), outlawed, unlawful -- (contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures")
       => illegal (vs. legal) -- (prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move")

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