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legality

[ lee-gal-i-tee ]
/ liˈgæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural le·gal·i·ties.

the state or quality of being in conformity with the law; lawfulness.
attachment to or observance of law.
Usually legalities. a duty or obligation imposed by law.
Theology. reliance on good works for salvation rather than on free grace.

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Origin of legality

1425–75; late Middle English legalite<Medieval Latin lēgālitās.See legal, -ity
pseu·do·le·gal·i·ty, noun, plural pseu·do·le·gal·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for legality

legality
/ (lɪˈɡælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being legal or lawful
adherence to legal principles
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