lawful force

Definition of "lawful force"
  1. The level of force that is allowed by the law and does not result in legal punishment or responsibility
How to use "lawful force" in a sentence
  1. The officer used lawful force to subdue the assailant.
  2. There's an ongoing discussion about what constitutes lawful force in various situations.
  3. Understanding the distinction between lawful force and excessive force is essential for law enforcement officers.

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