Definition of Legally

1. Adverb. By law; conforming to the law. "We are lawfully wedded now"

Exact synonyms: De Jure, Lawfully
Partainyms: Lawful, Legal
Antonyms: Unlawfully



2. Adverb. In a legal manner. "He acted legally"
Partainyms: Legal

Definition of Legally

1. adv. In a legal manner.

Definition of Legally

1. Adverb. As permitted by law; not contrary to law. ¹

2. Adverb. From a legal perspective. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Legally

1. in a lawful manner [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Legally

legalist
legalistic
legalistically
legalists
legalities
legality
legalizable
legalization
legalizations
legalize
legalized
legalizer
legalizers
legalizes
legalizing
legally (current term)
legally binding
legalness
legals
legataries
legatary
legate
legated
legatee
legatees
legates
legateship
legateships
legatine
legating

Literary usage of Legally

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"And at the present writing no pious foundation is legally feasible in France, because there is in the Church no personality legally qualified to receive ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"A convention, held in October, 1865, declared that secession had never legally existed, and passed an ordinance against slavery. ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"W. Clarke, bibliog Soc Hygiene 3:75-90 Ja '17 When is a man legally sober? CAH Bart- lett. Am Law R 52:409-24 My '18 See also Beer: Liquor problem; ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"... was thereby legally constituted a public highway, I thought it a mere prejudice; but, ... legally ..."

5. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"Whatever contracts therefore he engages in, no other power in the kingdom can legally delay, resist or annul. And yet, lest this plentitude of authority ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"There U nothing whatever in the instrument to show that if it had been supposed this direction to the assignees could not legally be followed, ..."

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