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legally, lawfully, de jureadverb
by law; conforming to the law
"we are lawfully wedded now"
in a legal manner
"he acted legally"
As permitted by law; not contrary to law.
You can legally park in the lot on weekends without paying the fee, they won't ticket you.
From a legal perspective.
Legally, I think you are covered, but there are angry guys with baseball bats outside.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Lawfully; according to law.
Etymology: from legal.
A prince may not, much less may inferior judges, deny justice, when it is legally and competently demanded. Taylor.
Law is a set of rules that are created and are enforceable by social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior, with its precise definition a matter of longstanding debate. It has been variously described as a science and as the art of justice. State-enforced laws can be made by a group legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes; by the executive through decrees and regulations; or established by judges through precedent, usually in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals may create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that adopt alternative ways of resolving disputes to standard court litigation. The creation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people. Legal systems vary between jurisdictions, with their differences analysed in comparative law. In civil law jurisdictions, a legislature or other central body codifies and consolidates the law. In common law systems, judges may make binding case law through precedent, although on occasion this may be overturned by a higher court or the legislature. Historically, religious law has influenced secular matters and is, as of the 21st century, still in use in some religious communities. Sharia law based on Islamic principles is used as the primary legal system in several countries, including Iran and Saudi Arabia.The scope of law can be divided into two domains. Public law concerns government and society, including constitutional law, administrative law, and criminal law. Private law deals with legal disputes between individuals and/or organisations in areas such as contracts, property, torts/delicts and commercial law. This distinction is stronger in civil law countries, particularly those with a separate system of administrative courts; by contrast, the public-private law divide is less pronounced in common law jurisdictions.Law provides a source of scholarly inquiry into legal history, philosophy, economic analysis and sociology. Law also raises important and complex issues concerning equality, fairness, and justice.
in a legal manner
Permitted by law.
They were legally allowed to put their cars at the village as free car spaces were now allowed everywhere.
Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'legally' in Adverbs Frequency: #405
The numerical value of legally in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of legally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of legally in a Sentence
Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images Lukashenko:
There is no way we are going to send our troops to Ukraine unless you are going to commit aggression against Belarus, but don’t forget Russia is our ally, legally, morally and politically.
I’m simply confident that – as the investigation continues, that Hillary Clinton has made it clear, and there are scores of individuals who ae associated with the federal government that have indicated that – it’s clear that she conducted herself completely legally.
There was nobody to call, nobody to talk to. Legally, no one knew what to do. They said, ‘Look, you’ve got to be quiet.’ So that’s what I did. This literally might be the first time I’ve talked to a person I’m not related to about it.
We vetted it all legally and stuff and the opinion was that because everyone uses it so much, it's fair game. As long as you're not derogatory about it and as long as you use it as it's used in real life and you're not making stuff up about how it's used, you're free to go. And it's a better title than 'Stiffed'.
Legislation pending or proposed in Congress would restrict contracts that the bill sponsors feel somehow interfere with civil rights investigations, from our point of view, contracts do no such thing. In fact, can not do such a thing, legally.
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