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legal +‎ -ly


  • IPA(key): /ˈliːɡəli/
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legally (comparative more legally, superlative most legally)

  1. As permitted by law; not contrary to law.
    You can legally park in the lot on weekends without paying the fee, they won't ticket you.
  2. From a legal perspective.
    Legally, I think you are covered, but there are angry guys with baseball bats outside.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Adjectives to which "legally" is often applied: binding, required, responsible, bound, married, entitled, possible, protected, enforceable, authorized, obligated, valid, invalid, registered, qualified, permitted, defined, mandated, dead, insane, blind, correct, prescribed, obliged, defensible, separated, divorced, wrong, effective, armed, incorporated, impossible.



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