Definitions

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  • adv. As permitted by law; not contrary to law.
  • adv. From a legal perspective.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a legal manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a legal manner; lawfully; according to law; in a manner permitted by law.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. by law; conforming to the law
  • adv. in a legal manner

Etymologies

legal +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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."

    Abraham Lincoln

  • One of the biggest stumbling blocks in the proposed compromise was just two words: the term "legally binding."

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • 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.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • She had her name legally changed to all lowercase letters.

    hannah draper: Encouraging women's advancement in Turkey

  • "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.

    Helping advance the role of women in Turkey

  • 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.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • I have received hate mail from other Italians who think I changed my name legally because I was ashamed of what I am.

    How to Sell Anything to Anybody

  • “Your mother and I can get married and have your name legally changed to mine.”

    The Second Time

  • Sam liked the resulting “Goldwyn” so much, he changed his name legally in 1918, and it was Goldwyn from then on.

    The Movies That Changed Us

  • He would simply change his name legally and become a different man.

    Every Breath You Take

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