legality

[lee-gal-i-tee]
noun, plural legalities.
1.
the state or quality of being in conformity with the law; lawfulness.
2.
attachment to or observance of law.
3.
Usually, legalities. a duty or obligation imposed by law.
4.
Theology. reliance on good works for salvation rather than on free grace.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English legalite < Medieval Latin lēgālitās. See legal, -ity

pseudolegality, noun, plural pseudolegalities.


1. legitimacy, licitness, validity.
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legality (lɪˈɡælɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state or quality of being legal or lawful
2.  adherence to legal principles

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Example sentences for legality
Speer admits to giving little thought to the legality or morality of this.
The difference between government and thievery is mostly a matter of legality.
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