legality


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le·gal·i·ty

 (lē-găl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. le·gal·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being legal; lawfulness.
2. Adherence to or observance of the law.
3. often legalities A requirement of law.

legality

(lɪˈɡælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Law) the state or quality of being legal or lawful
2. (Law) adherence to legal principles

le•gal•i•ty

(liˈgæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being inconformity with the law; lawfulness.
2. attachment to or observance of law.
3. Usu., legalities. a duty or obligation imposed by law.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legality - lawfulness by virtue of conformity to a legal statute
validness, validity - the quality of having legal force or effectiveness
lawfulness - the quality of conforming to law
illegality - unlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute

legality

noun lawfulness, validity, legitimacy, accordance with the law, permissibility, rightfulness, admissibleness The auditor has questioned the legality of the contracts.

legality

noun
The state or quality of being within the law:
Translations
قانونيَّه، شَرْعِيَّه
zákonnost
juridisk holdbarhedlovlighed
jogszerűségtörvényességtörvényszerűség
lögmæti
yasallıkyasaya uygunluk

legality

[lɪˈgælɪtɪ] Nlegalidad f

legality

[liˈgælɪti] nlégalité f

legality

nLegalität f; (of claim)Rechtmäßigkeit f; (of tender)Gesetzlichkeit f; (of restrictions, obligation)Gesetzmäßigkeit f; (of fare, speed)Zulässigkeit f; (of contract, will, marriage, purchase, decision, limit)rechtliche Gültigkeit, Rechtsgültigkeit f

legality

[lɪˈgælɪtɪ] nlegalità

legal

(ˈliːgəl) adjective
1. lawful; allowed by the law. Is it legal to bring gold watches into the country?; a legal contract.
2. concerned with or used in the law. the legal profession.
ˈlegally adverb
leˈgality (-ˈgӕ-) noun
ˈlegalize, ˈlegalise verb
to make legal or lawful.
References in classic literature ?
The first of these is the court of inspection over the behaviour of the magistrates when they have quitted their office; the second is to punish those who have injured the public; the third is to take cognisance of those causes in which the state is a party; the fourth is to decide between magistrates and private persons, who appeal from a fine laid upon them; the fifth is to determine disputes which may arise concerning contracts of great value; the sixth is to judge between foreigners, and of murders, of which there are different species; and these may all be tried by the same judges or by different ones; for there are murders of malice prepense and of chance-medley; there is also justifiable homicide, where the fact is admitted, and the legality of it disputed.
Whence he argued the legality of punishing the crime of the parent on the bastard.
Revolution, legality - counter moves in the same game; forms of idleness at bottom identical.
It is this country that is dangerous, with her idealistic conception of legality.
He shrugged his shoulders slightly, then added with the same leisurely assurance: "To break up the superstition and worship of legality should be our aim.
His son lacked not merely the father's eminent position, but the talent and force of character to achieve it: he could, therefore, effect nothing by dint of political interest; and the bare justice or legality of the claim was not so apparent, after the Colonel's decease, as it had been pronounced in his lifetime.
de Lastaola," she continued in an insinuating voice, "that most rare and fascinating young woman is, as a friend like you cannot deny, outside legality altogether.
Perhaps there was something in his rapid and rigorous legality that suggested the closing of a net or trap.
Brought from all the recesses of the coast in all the legality of time contracts, lost in uncongenial sur- roundings, fed on unfamiliar food, they sickened, be- came inefficient, and were then allowed to crawl away and rest.
THE grieving mothers of two soldiers killed in Iraq began their court fight yesterday for a public inquiry into the legality of the war.
A state appellate court ruled late Friday that it will not decide the legality of Proposition R until after the Nov.
The former International Development Secretary reignited her feud with the Government by openly questioning Lord Goldsmith's advice on the legality of the war in Iraq because of his closeness to the Prime Minister.