legality

noun le·gal·i·ty \ li-ˈga-lə-tē \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of legality

plural legalities
1 : attachment to or observance of law
2 : the quality or state of being legal : lawfulness
3 legalities plural : obligations imposed by law

Examples of legality in a Sentence

  1. the senator questioned the legality of the proposed espionage operation

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First Known Use of legality

15th century


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legality

noun le·gal·i·ty \ li-ˈga-lə-tē \

legal Definition of legality

plural legalities
1 : attachment to or observance of law
2 : the quality or state of being legal : lawfulness
3 plural : obligations imposed by law


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