Definition of lawfulness in US English:

lawfulness

noun

  • See lawful

    • ‘Judicial review of administrative action usually examines the lawfulness, procedural fairness and rationality of a decision.’
    • ‘Yet by the 19th Century, the Brits were renowned for almost painful ‘Victorian’ rectitude and lawfulness.’
    • ‘No challenge of any kind is made to the lawfulness or propriety of this policy.’
    • ‘That is not necessarily conclusive as to the lawfulness of honesty of the practices, but it is powerful evidence.’
    • ‘Next, we must establish the lawfulness of the orders.’
    • ‘The court is not able to review the merits, only the lawfulness, of the decision.’

Pronunciation

lawfulness

/ˈlôfəlnəs//ˈlɔfəlnəs/