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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legally, lawfully, de jureadverb

    by law; conforming to the law

    "we are lawfully wedded now"

  2. legallyadverb

    in a legal manner

    "he acted legally"

Wiktionary

  1. legallyadverb

    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.

  2. legallyadverb

    From a legal perspective.

    Legally, I think you are covered, but there are angry guys with baseball bats outside.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Legallyadverb

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. legally

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. legally

    Legally refers to anything that is permitted or conducted within the parameters of established laws, regulations, rules, or standards sanctioned by a governing body or authority. It often relates to matters concerning law, such as actions, processes, or procedures that are done in accordance with the law.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legallyadverb

    in a legal manner

Editors Contribution

  1. legallyadverb

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'legally' in Adverbs Frequency: #405

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of legally in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of legally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of legally in a Sentence

  1. Mike Schmidt:

    In this case, we allege that no legal justification existed for Officer Budworth's deployment of force, and that the deployment of force was legally excessive under the circumstances.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    In retrospect, this didn't turn out to be convenient at all and I regret that this has become such a cause celebre. But that does not change the facts, the facts are stubborn -- what I did was legally permitted.

  3. Bart Staes:

    Countries opposed to GMOs are given the carrot of being able to opt-out of these authorisations, but the scheme approved today fails to give them a legally-watertight basis for doing so. This is a false solution.

  4. Jake Charles:

    Most of the gun debate in America has been over the responsibility of manufacturers, distributors and sellers for harms that occur domestically in the US, this will put on the table the question of the extent to which they're responsible —legally, politically, or morally — for weapons getting into the hands of bad actors in Mexico.

  5. Devin Nunes:

    This is a normal, incidental collection, based on what I could collect, this appears to be all legally collected foreign intelligence under.

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