Meaning of “legality” in the English Dictionary

"legality" in English

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legalitynoun [ U ]

uk /liːˈɡæl.ə.ti/ us /liːˈɡæl.ə.t̬i/

the fact that something is allowed by the law:

Six journalists sought to challenge in court the legality of the ban on broadcasting.
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.

(Definition of “legality” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"legality" in American English

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legalitynoun [ U ]

us /liˈɡæl·ɪ·t̬i/

the fact or state of being allowed by law:

Attorneys questioned the legality of the police officer’s actions.

(Definition of “legality” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"legality" in Business English

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uk /liːˈɡæləti/ us LAW

[ U ] the state of being legal:

the legality of sth Negotiations are taking place between Justice Department officials and White House aides over the legality of the wiretapping program.
legalities [ plural ]

the legal rules that are involved in something:

the legalities of sth A good lawyer should help you understand the legalities of the contract you are signing.


(Definition of “legality” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)