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Meaning of LEGALITY

Pronunciation:  lee'galitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  lawfulness by virtue of conformity to a legal statute

LEGALITY is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Antonyms: illegality
 See Also: lawfulness, validity, validness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Le*gal"i*ty\ (l[-e]*g[a^]l"[i^]*t[y^]), n. [Cf. LL.
legalitas, F. l['e]galit['e]. Cf. {Loyalty}.]
1. The state or quality of being legal; conformity to law.

2. (Theol.) A conformity to, and resting upon, the letter of
   the law.

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