within the law

idiom

1
: agreeing with the law : legal
He says that everything he did was within the law.
2
: in a legal way
With the organization under so much scrutiny, it is even more important that they work/operate within the law.

Examples of within the law in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advocates for the gun industry say retailers in Demand 2 are operating within the law. Vernal Coleman, ProPublica, 14 May 2024 That decision is now under review by the Drug Enforcement Administration, which has historically resisted looser drug laws and usually taken many years to review such rule changes within the law, which has been in effect since 1971. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024 With strength in numbers, the committee members would back one another up and aim to serve the most patients possible while staying within the law. Kavitha Surana, ProPublica, 26 Feb. 2024 There are other medical school leaders banding together to advocate for DEI education and figuring out how to continue that training within the law, Acosta said. Danielle McLean, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2024 After Uno took over, the company’s survival hinged on bringing its use of the telephone poles within the law. Min Jeong Lee, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 An appeals court is now weighing whether that judge acted within the law. CBS News, 7 Nov. 2023 The aim in Haiti would be to ensure that new political leadership has no choice but to act transparently and within the law. Renata Segura, Foreign Affairs, 20 Apr. 2022 There was griping about its scale, but it was built within the law; that was the city’s fault, not the builder’s. Curbed, 2 Oct. 2023

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“Within the law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/within%20the%20law. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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