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legality

[lee-gal-i-tee] /liˈgæl ɪ ti/
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 of legality
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English legalite < Medieval Latin lēgālitās. See legal, -ity
Related forms
pseudolegality, noun, plural pseudolegalities.
Synonyms
1. legitimacy, licitness, validity.
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legality

/lɪˈɡælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being legal or lawful
2.
adherence to legal principles
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Word Origin and History for legality
n.

mid-15c., from Middle French légalité, from Medieval Latin legalitatem (nominative legalitas), from Latin legalis "pertaining to the law" (see legal).

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