within the law

Definition of within the law

  1. 1 :  agreeing with the law :  legal He says that everything he did was within the law.

  2. 2 :  in a legal way With the organization under so much scrutiny, it is even more important that they work/operate within the law.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a binding custom or practice of a community :  a rule of conduct or action prescribed (see prescribe 1a) or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority

    :  the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules

    :  common law

  1. :  litigate

    :  to sue or prosecute at law


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