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legality

noun [U] uk   /liːˈɡæl.ə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/
the fact that something is allowed by the law: Six journalists sought to challenge in court the legality of the ban on broadcasting.Legal and illegal legalities [plural] the things that are demanded by law: I'm not sure about the legalities, but I suggest we go ahead with the plan and see what happens.Rules and laws
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