Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a legal manner; lawfully; according to law; in a manner permitted by law.
- adv. As permitted by law; not contrary to law.
- adv. From a legal perspective.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a legal manner.
- adv. by law; conforming to the law
- adv. in a legal manner
- legal + -ly (Wiktionary)
“In regard to this, Mr. Madison says, "The term '_legally'_ was struck out, and the words' under the laws thereof, 'inserted after the word State, in compliance with the wish of some who thought the term' legally 'equivocal and favoring the idea that slavery was legal in a moral point of view.”
“One of the biggest stumbling blocks in the proposed compromise was just two words: the term "legally binding.”
“That nearly decade-long path forward -- as well as the linguistic jujitsu that led to dropping the term "legally binding" from the Durban agreement -- left some critics decrying the talks as producing too little and increasingly, too late.”
“She had her name legally changed to all lowercase letters.”
“I'm in Turkey at a time when there's an opening up of society and a willingness to discuss things that weren't previously discussed," said draper, who had her name legally changed to all lowercase letters.”
“This has a major impact on the proposed park, since the designation legally requires that the spectacular view of Manhattan from the promenade be protected by a so-called view plane, into which no new building may protrude.”
“I have received hate mail from other Italians who think I changed my name legally because I was ashamed of what I am.”
““Your mother and I can get married and have your name legally changed to mine.””
“Sam liked the resulting “Goldwyn” so much, he changed his name legally in 1918, and it was Goldwyn from then on.”
“He would simply change his name legally and become a different man.”
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