Legality

  • 1 legality — le·gal·i·ty /li ga lə tē/ n pl ties 1: attachment to or observance of law 2: the quality or state of being legal: lawfulness 3 pl: obligations imposed by law …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 legality — le‧gal‧i‧ty [lɪˈgælti] noun [uncountable] LAW 1. the fact of being allowed by the law: • a judgment ending a lengthy dispute over the legality of Davis s leases 2. legalities [plural] the things that you have to do by law before something can… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Legality — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Theol.) A conformity to, and resting upon, the letter of the law. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 legality — mid 15c., from M.Fr. légalité, from M.L. legalitatem (nom. legalitas), from L. legalis pertaining to the law (see LEGAL (Cf. legal)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 legality — legality, or legalness Lawfulness …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 6 legality — legality, or legalness Lawfulness …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 7 legality — ► NOUN (pl. legalities) 1) the quality or state of being legal. 2) (legalities) obligations imposed by law …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 legality — [li gal′i tē] n. pl. legalities [ML legalitas] 1. quality, condition, or instance of being legal or lawful 2. [pl.] legal aspects …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Legality — The principle of legality is the legal ideal that requires all law to be clear, ascertainable and non retrospective. It requires decision makers to resolve disputes by applying legal rules that have been declared beforehand, and not to alter the… …

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  • 10 Legality — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Legality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 legality legality Sgm: N 1 legitimacy legitimacy legitimateness GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 legislature legislature Sgm: N 2 law law code corpus juris …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 legality — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ doubtful (BrE), dubious, questionable VERB + LEGALITY ▪ challenge, question ▪ Her lawyer is challenging the legality of the court order …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 legality — le|gal|i|ty [lıˈgælıti] n 1.) [U] the fact of being allowed by law legality of ▪ Several ministers have questioned the legality of the ban. 2.) legalities [plural] the formal, legal parts of an agreement ▪ We ve sold the house and are just… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 legality — [[t]ligæ̱lɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu the N of n If you talk about the legality of an action or situation, you are talking about whether it is legal or not. The auditor has questioned the legality of the contracts …

    English dictionary

  • 14 legality — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lawfulness Nouns 1. legality, legitimacy, legitimateness, legalization, constitutionalism, constitutionality, lawfulness, legal process, due process of law, Miranda rights. 2. legislation, legislature,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 legality — le|gal|i|ty [ li gæləti ] noun uncount the fact that something is legal: They question the legality of the recent police raids …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 legality — noun (U) the fact of being allowed by law: Some people questioned the legality of the US s attack on Baghdad …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 legality — UK [lɪˈɡælətɪ] / US [lɪˈɡælətɪ] noun [uncountable] the fact that something is legal They question the legality of the recent police raids …

    English dictionary

  • 18 legality — /ləˈgæləti/ (say luh galuhtee), /li / (say lee ) noun (plural legalities) 1. the state or quality of being in conformity with the law; lawfulness: *The government often ignored actions of questionable legality because if it prevented unofficial… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 legality — /lɪ gælɔtɪ/ noun the fact of being allowed by law ● There is doubt about the legality of the company’s action in dismissing him …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 20 legality — noun (plural ties) Date: 15th century 1. attachment to or observance of law 2. the quality or state of being legal ; lawfulness 3. plural obligations imposed by law …

    New Collegiate Dictionary