how to pronounce lawful


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lawful is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of lawful in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… show proof of lawful detention of my …”

meanings of lawful


  1. Conforming to, or recognised by the laws of society.
  2. Operating according to some law or fundamental principle.


  1. A character having a lawful alignment.

lawful frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word lawful occurs in english on average 5.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lawful can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lawful can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to lawful


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