legally

adverb le·gal·ly \ ˈlē-gə-lē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of legally

1 : in a legal manner : in accordance with the law
  • a transfer that was not done legally
  • a drug that can now be legally bought and sold in many countries
2 : from the point of view of law
  • Legally, she had no claim to the estate.
  • They were not legally obligated to provide assistance.
  • a person who is legally blind [=who is blind according to the legal definition of blindness]
  • legally drunk [=drunk according to the legal definition of drunkenness

First Known Use of legally

1581



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